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Peer-Reviewed Critical Care Nursing Journal

Barriers and facilitators in the provision of palliative care in critical care: A qualitative descriptive study of nurses’ perspectives

Intensive care units are providing increasing amounts of palliative care. Accordingly, integrating palliative care as a component of comprehensive critical care has been identified as a necessity. The purpose of this study was to explore what critical care nurses perceive as barriers and facilitators in the provision of palliative care in the critical care setting.

Organ donation: A cross-Canada perspective of critical care nursing practice

Abstract

Aim: Our aim in this study was to describe the experiences of critical care nurses in the organ donation process in selected units across Canada. Interviews and focus groups were conducted to elicit perceptions of critical care nurses regarding their experiences with potential organ donors and their families.

Methods: Two adult critical care units (one with an active transplant program and one with no transplant program) in each of eight Canadian cities were studied.

Burnout and compassion fatigue among organ donation coordinators: A Canadian perspective

Abstract

Aim: To understand the experiences and perceptions of burnout and compassion fatigue among Organ and Tissue Donation Coordinators (OTDCs) in Canada.

Methods: A series of virtual focus group discussions were held with OTDCs from across Canada to discuss burnout and compassion fatigue as part of a national research project in collaboration with Canadian Blood Services, the organ donation and transplantation community, and experts in the field.

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