Serious Illness Communication Project
The subjects of this study will be the clinicians (physicians and nurse practitioners)
conducting the SICC conversations, their patient with high-risk cancers, and a friend or
family member of the patient.
Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Enhanced goal-consistent care
Patients whose physician is trained to use and adheres to the SICC will receive care that is more consistent with their key life priorities during the last week and the last 3 months of life than patients whose physician is not trained to use the SICC. Goal consistent care will be measured by comparing patient identified goals to chart review and family report.
up to 2 years
Rachelle Bernacki, MD, MS
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
United States: Institutional Review Board
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