Family meetings in palliative care: Multidisciplinary clinical practice guidelines


Abstract:  Support for family carers is a core function of palliative care. Family meetings are commonly recommended as a useful way for health care professionals to convey information, discuss goals of care and plan care strategies with patients and family carers. Yet it seems there is insufficient research to demonstrate the utlility of family meetings or the best way to conduct them. This study sought to develop multidisciplinary clinical practice guidelines for conducting family meetings in the specialist palliative care setting based on available evidence and consensus based expert opinion.


BMC Palliative Care


BMC Palliative Care 2008, 7:12

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Journal Article


Peter Hudson, Karen Quinn, Brendan O’Hanlon and Sanchia Aranda