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Kathleen Turner

TitleRegistered Nurse
SchoolUCSF Chancellor/EVC/FAS
DepartmentCNO
Address550 16th Street
San Francisco CA 94158
Phone415-353-1621
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    Kathleen is a bedside nightshift ICU nurse, also taking roles as charge nurse, preceptor, and mentor. The interplay of palliative and critical care has been her primary area of focus.

    At UCSF, Kathleen works with the ICU Palliative Care Committee, a multidisciplinary work/study group seeking to infuse palliative practice into the ICU. She teaches end-of-life nursing to novice ICU nurses and communication skills to experienced ICU clinicians. In the medical/surgical ICU at UCSF, she coordinates the Bereavement Program, which follows families of all deceased patients who for the first year after death.

    Kathleen is currently involved in projects bridging palliative and critical care with the four other UC medical centers and with the Libretto ICU Consortium.


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    1. Anderson WG, Puntillo K, Cimino J, Noort J, Pearson D, Boyle D, Grywalski M, Meyer J, O'Neil-Page E, Cain J, Herman H, Barbour S, Turner K, Moore E, Liao S, Ferrell B, Mitchell W, Edmonds K, Fairman N, Joseph D, MacMillan J, Milic MM, Miller M, Nakagawa L, O'Riordan DL, Pietras C, Thornberry K, Pantilat SZ. Palliative Care Professional Development for Critical Care Nurses: A Multicenter Program. Am J Crit Care. 2017 Sep; 26(5):361-371. PMID: 28864431.
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    2. Rushton CH, Turner K. Ethics in Everyday Practice: Pick Up Your Stethoscope. AACN Adv Crit Care. 2016 Oct; 27(4):462-464. PMID: 27959303.
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    3. Anderson WG, Puntillo K, Boyle D, Barbour S, Turner K, Cimino J, Moore E, Noort J, MacMillan J, Pearson D, Grywalski M, Liao S, Ferrell B, Meyer J, O'Neil-Page E, Cain J, Herman H, Mitchell W, Pantilat S. ICU Bedside Nurses' Involvement in Palliative Care Communication: A Multicenter Survey. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2016 Mar; 51(3):589-596.e2. PMID: 26596882.
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    4. Milic MM, Puntillo K, Turner K, Joseph D, Peters N, Ryan R, Schuster C, Winfree H, Cimino J, Anderson WG. Communicating with Patients' Families and Physicians About Prognosis and Goals of Care. Am J Crit Care. 2015 Jul; 24(4):e56-64. PMID: 26134340.
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