2E: “It’s not Time Yet”: Creating Consultation Triggers for Proactive Ethics and Palliative Care in the ICU

Kimberly Goodman, MDiv, BCC, HEC-C; Joan Henriksen, RN, PhD, HEC-C; Leslie Macho, APRN

Collaborating with leadership on our ICUs, we created measurable consultation triggers for each service. Goals are earlier involvement of both palliative and ethics for improved patient outcomes, increased care team collaboration, and decreased moral distress.

By the end of the session, learners will be able to:

  •  Identify objective indicators for palliative and ethics consultation in your ICU
  • Familiarity with literature supporting upstream palliative and/or ethics consultation