ICU nurses set out to enhance care for end-of-life patients, and the initiatives help the nursing team too.
A patient’s death is difficult for both families and caregivers. Cleveland Clinic initiated “The Pause,” a 15- to 30-second period of silence at the time of a patient’s death to honor the patient and caregivers and to reset.
How a new end-of-life initiative impacts both caregivers and patients’ family members during end of life.
When a patient dies, a time to honor and reset is helpful. Silvia Perez Protto, MD, explains.