Tips for Leading Difficult Family Meetings

Tips for Leading Difficult Family Meetings - #59

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Outline standard approaches for planning, leading, and concluding difficult family meetings with strategies for navigating conflict.

Outpatient and inpatient clinical settings.

Competently and compassionately lead  difficult family meetings to help families of incapacitated older adults with critical and terminal conditions plan care. 

  • Recognize the importance of family meetings in critical and end of life care when the patient is rendered incapacitated.

  • Outline standard approaches for planning, leading, and concluding difficult family meetings.

  • Detail strategies for navigating conflict in family meetings.

  1. King, D.A., & Quill, T.(2006). Working with Families in Palliative Care:One Size Does Not Fit All.Journal of Palliative Medicine.9(3), 704-715.

  2. Lang, F., & Quill, T.(2004). Making Decisions with Families at End of Life Care.American Family Physician.70(4), 719-723.

  3. Billings, J.A.(2011). The End-of-Life Family Meeting in Intensive Care Part I: Indications, Outcomes, and Family Needs.Journal of Palliative Medicine, 14(9), 1042-1050.

  4. Billings, J.A.(2011). The End-of-Life Family Meeting in Intensive Care Part II: Family-Centered Decision Making.Journal of Palliative Medicine, 14(9), 105-1057.

  5. Billings, J.A.(2011). The End-of-Life Family Meeting in Intensive Care Part III: A Guide for Structured Discussions.Journal of Palliative Medicine, 14(9), 1058-1064.

  6. Weissman, D.E., Quill, T.E., & Arnold, R.M.(2010). Preparing for the Family Meeting.Journal of Palliative Medicine, 13(2), 203-204.

  7. Weissman, D.E., Quill, T.E., & Arnold, R.M.(2010). The Family Meeting:Starting the Conversation.Journal of Palliative Medicine, 13(2), 204-205.

  8. Weissman, D.E., Quill, T.E., & Arnold, R.M.(2010). The Family Meeting:Causes of Conflict.Journal of Palliative Medicine, 13(2), 328-329.

    10. Weissman, D.E., Quill, T.E., & Arnold, R.M.  (2010). The Family Meeting:  End of Life Goal Setting and Future Planning.  Journal of Palliative Medicine, 13(2), 462-463

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Rebecca Radue, MD

University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Madison, Wisconsin

 

Lisa L. Boyle, MD, MPH

University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Madison, Wisconsin

University of Wisconsin - Madison