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Kathleen Turner

Title(s)Registered Nurse, COO
SchoolChancellor/EVC/FAS
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Varies CA 00000
Phone415-353-1621
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    Kathleen Turner is a clinical nurse in the Medical-Surgical Intensive Care Unit at UCSF Medical Center. Initially hoping to be a hospice nurse, Kathleen started in the ICU as a new grad and has been there on the night shift for over 15 years. She is now actively involved in quality improvement, research, and education initiatives at the intersection of palliative and critical care.

    Kathleen is a faculty member of the IMPACT-ICU: Integrating Multidisciplinary Care into the ICU project. IMPACT-ICU combines communication skills training, contemplative practices, and clinical decision support for critical care nurses. She has been involved in several multicenter initiatives related to promoting a culture of respect in healthcare. She teaches at UCSF and elsewhere on withdrawal of life sustaining therapies, communication strategies, and sustainable nursing practice.

    Kathleen’s passions are end-of-life critical care and transforming distress into resilience. We are more than technicians; how can the challenging situations we face be sources of growth for ourselves and those we serve? What happens in those moments when “There’s nothing more we can do?” To look more deeply into those questions, Kathleen is currently engaged in chaplaincy training to enrich traditional clinical practice.

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    1. "Why Are We Doing This?" Creating New Narratives to Meet Futility With Integrity. AACN Adv Crit Care. 2019 Summer; 30(2):198-203. Turner K, Rushton CH. PMID: 31151952.
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    2. Palliative Care Professional Development for Critical Care Nurses: A Multicenter Program. Am J Crit Care. 2017 Sep; 26(5):361-371. 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. PMID: 28864431.
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    3. A Clinician's Guide to Privacy and Communication in the ICU. Crit Care Med. 2017 Mar; 45(3):480-485. Francis L, Vorwaller MA, Aboumatar H, Frosch DL, Halamka J, Rozenblum R, Rubin E, Lee BS, Sugarman J, Turner K, Brown SM. PMID: 27922454.
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    4. Ethics in Everyday Practice: Pick Up Your Stethoscope. AACN Adv Crit Care. 2016 Oct; 27(4):462-464. Rushton CH, Turner K. PMID: 27959303.
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    5. A Multisite Survey of Critical Care Nurses' Perspectives of Their Clinical Involvement in Palliative Care Communication (TH331D). Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. 2016 Feb 1; 51(2):334. Deborah Boyle, Kathleen Puntillo, Kathleen Turner, Susan Barbour, Wendy Anderson. .
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    6. 561. Critical Care Medicine. 2015 Dec 1; 43(12):142. Thanh-Giang Vu, Priyanka Agarwal, Jayne McCullough, Angela Lipshutz, Kathleen Turner, Wendy Anderson, Kevin Thornton. .
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    7. 867. Critical Care Medicine. 2015 Dec 1; 43(12):218. Chetna Pathak, Wendy Anderson, Kathleen Turner, Jenica Cimino, Kathleen Liu, Hildy Schell-Chaple, Michael Gropper. .
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    8. 345. Critical Care Medicine. 2015 Dec 1; 43(12):88. Todd Sarge, Ariel Mueller, Priscilla Gazarian, Lisa Lehmann, Kathleen Turner, Wendy Anderson, Sarah Beesley, Samuel Brown. .
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    9. ICU Bedside Nurses' Involvement in Palliative Care Communication: A Multicenter Survey. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2016 Mar; 51(3):589-596.e2. 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. PMID: 26596882.
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    10. Communicating with Patients' Families and Physicians About Prognosis and Goals of Care. Am J Crit Care. 2015 Jul; 24(4):e56-64. Milic MM, Puntillo K, Turner K, Joseph D, Peters N, Ryan R, Schuster C, Winfree H, Cimino J, Anderson WG. PMID: 26134340.
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