Granting end-of-life wishes in ICU helps families cope

Wishes included going outdoors, renewing wedding vows and tasting a favourite meal, study finds

Granting terminally-ill intensive care patients and their families simple wishes, such as tasting a favorite meal or using a blanket from home, helps families cope with the end-of-life situation, a small US study suggests.

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The findings come from research into a scheme called the '3 Wishes Project' that aims to create meaningful patient and family-centered memories as part of compassionate end-of-life care.

The study looked at how feasible it would be to