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Improving communication and palliative care at times of clinical uncertainty in intensive care units

This is the fifth in a series of six articles that aims to encourage nurse leaders to explore how to use research findings to improve practice and services where they work. The series focuses on research that has been funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and included in NIHR Dissemination Centre publications. The authors seek to relate the content directly to the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s code of professional standards of practice and behaviour, specifically the themes of practising safely and promoting professionalism and trust

This is the fifth in a series of six articles that aims to encourage nurse leaders to explore how to use research findings to improve practice and services where they work. The series focuses on research that has been funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and included in NIHR Dissemination Centre publications. The authors seek to relate the content directly to the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s code of professional standards of practice and behaviour, specifically the themes of practising safely and promoting professionalism and trust

Introduction by Elaine Maxwell, clinical adviser at the National Institute for Health Research Dissemination Centre:

The NIHR Dissemination Centre critically appraises the latest health research from the NIHR and other research organisations to identify the most reliable, relevant and significant findings. We disseminate these findings as actionable, accessible and authoritative information in the form of Signals and Highlights, as

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