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99 An Audit of Communication with Patients and Carers at Point of Transfer from Critical Care to Palliative Care in a Tertiary Cancer Centre
  1. J Martin,
  2. C Smith,
  3. Y Cartwright,
  4. AL Jennings and
  5. J Riley
  1. Palliative Care Team, Royal Marsden Hospital, London, UK

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The palliative care team has recently developed a novel and innovative service: the taking over of a patient’s care, directly from the critical care unit (CCU). Excellent communication with palliative patients is always essential, but especially so in this situation. A first step in examining this situation is to ask whether communication on key issues actually takes place. …

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