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Kentish-Barnes N, Jensen HI, Curtis JR. The legacy of the interprofessional family meeting. Intensive Care Med. 2022 Jul;48(7):933-935. doi: 10.1007/s00134-022-06718-w. Epub 2022 May 5.

Latour JM, Kentish-Barnes N, Jacques T, Wysocki M, Azoulay E, Metaxa V. Improving the intensive care experience from the perspectives of different stakeholders. J Crit Care. 2022 Jul 18;26(1):218. doi: 10.1186/s13054-022-04094-x.

Azoulay E, Resche-Rigon M, Megarbane B, et al. Association of COVID-19 Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome With Symptoms of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Family Members After ICU Discharge. JAMA. 2022;327(11):1042–1050. doi:10.1001/jama.2022.2017

Kentish-Barnes N, Chevret S, Valade S et al. A three-step support strategy for relatives of patients dying in the intensive care unit: a cluster randomised trial. Lancet. 2022 Feb 12;399(10325):656-664. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(21)02176-0. Epub 2022 Jan 19. PMID: 35065008.


Kentish-Barnes N, Azoulay E. The voice of frontline healthcare workers facing the COVID-19 surge. J Crit Care. 2021 Aug;64:36. doi: 10.1016/j.jcrc.2021.03.007. Epub 2021 Mar 23. PMID: 33784576; PMCID: PMC7985680.

Kentish-Barnes N, Degos P, Viau C et al. « It was a nightmare until I saw my wife »: the importance of family presence for patients with COVID-19 hospitalized in the ICU. Intensive Care Med. 2021 Jul;47(7):792-794. doi: 10.1007/s00134-021-06411-4. Epub 2021 May 11. PMID: 33977347; PMCID: PMC8112738.

Azoulay E, Pochard F, Reignier J et al.; FAMIREA Study Group. Symptoms of Mental Health Disorders in Critical Care Physicians Facing the Second COVID-19 Wave: A Cross-Sectional Study. Chest. 2021 May 21:S0012-3692(21)00950-8. doi: 10.1016/j.chest.2021.05.023. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34023323; PMCID: PMC8137352.

Kentish-Barnes N, Cohen-Solal Z, Morin L et al. Lived Experiences of Family Members of Patients With Severe COVID-19 Who Died in Intensive Care Units in France. JAMA Netw Open. 2021 Jun 1;4(6):e2113355. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.13355. PMID: 34152418; PMCID: PMC8218069.

Blythe JA, Kentish-Barnes N, Debue AS et al. An Interprofessional Process for the Limitation of Life-Sustaining Treatments in France. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2021 Jun 19:S0885-3924(21)00399-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2021.06.016. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34157398.

Azoulay É, Curtis JR, Kentish-Barnes N. Ten reasons for focusing on the care we provide for family members of critically ill patients with COVID-19. Intensive Care Med. 2021 Feb;47(2):230-233. doi: 10.1007/s00134-020-06319-5. Epub 2020 Nov 24. PMID: 33231733; PMCID: PMC7685190.

Le Dorze M, Kentish-Barnes N, Beloucif S et al. A Letter to Denise. Intensive Care Med. 2021 Feb 2:1–2. doi: 10.1007/s00134-020-06343-5. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33528596; PMCID: PMC7851321.

Kentish-Barnes N, Morin L, Cohen-Solal Z et al. The Lived Experience of ICU Clinicians During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Outbreak: A Qualitative Study. Crit Care Med. 2021 Feb 12. doi: 10.1097/CCM.0000000000004939. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33591018.





Kentish-Barnes N, Cohen-Solal Z, Souppart V et al. « It Was the Only Thing I Could Hold Onto, But… »: Receiving a Letter of Condolence After Loss of a Loved One in the ICU: A Qualitative Study of Bereaved Relatives’ Experience. Crit Care Med. 2017 Dec;45(12):1965-1971. doi: 10.1097/CCM.0000000000002687. PMID: 28857855.

Robert R, Le Gouge A, Kentish-Barnes N et al. Correction to: Terminal weaning or immediate extubation for withdrawing mechanical ventilation in critically ill patients (the ARREVE observational study). Intensive Care Med. 2017 Dec;43(12):1942-1943. doi: 10.1007/s00134-017-4999-2. Erratum for: Intensive Care Med. 2017 Dec;43(12 ):1793-1807. PMID: 29178042.

Robert R, Le Gouge A, Kentish-Barnes N et al. Terminal weaning or immediate extubation for withdrawing mechanical ventilation in critically ill patients (the ARREVE observational study). Intensive Care Med. 2017 Dec;43(12):1793-1807. doi: 10.1007/s00134-017-4891-0. Epub 2017 Sep 22. Erratum in: Intensive Care Med. 2017 Nov 24;: PMID: 28936597.

Kentish-Barnes N, Duranteau J, Montlahuc C et al. Clinicians’ Perception and Experience of Organ Donation From Brain-Dead Patients. Crit Care Med. 2017 Sep;45(9):1489-1499. doi: 10.1097/CCM.0000000000002581. PMID: 28671899.

Kentish-Barnes N, Chevret S, Champigneulle B et al; Famirea Study Group. Effect of a condolence letter on grief symptoms among relatives of patients who died in the ICU: a randomized clinical trial. Intensive Care Med. 2017 Apr;43(4):473-484. doi: 10.1007/s00134-016-4669-9. Epub 2017 Feb 14. PMID: 28197680.

Davidson JE, Aslakson RA, Long AC et al. Guidelines for Family-Centered Care in the Neonatal, Pediatric, and Adult ICU. Crit Care Med. 2017 Jan;45(1):103-128. doi: 10.1097/CCM.0000000000002169. PMID: 27984278.


Kentish-Barnes N, Azoulay E. End-of-life care in the ICU: semper ad meliora (always strive for improvement). Intensive Care Med. 2016 Oct;42(10):1653-1654. doi: 10.1007/s00134-016-4463-8. Epub 2016 Aug 4. PMID: 27492272.

Darmon M, Ducos G, Coquet I et al; FAMIREA Study Group. Formal Academic Training on Ethics May Address Junior Physicians’ Needs. Chest. 2016 Jul;150(1):180-7. doi: 10.1016/j.chest.2016.02.651. PMID: 26927524.

De Stefano C, Normand D, Jabre P et al. Family Presence during Resuscitation: A Qualitative Analysis from a National Multicenter Randomized Clinical Trial. PLoS One. 2016 Jun 2;11(6):e0156100. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0156100. PMID: 27253993; PMCID: PMC4890739.

Kentish-Barnes N, Seegers V, Legriel S et al. CAESAR: a new tool to assess relatives’ experience of dying and death in the ICU. Intensive Care Med. 2016 Jun;42(6):995-1002. doi: 10.1007/s00134-016-4260-4. Epub 2016 Mar 7. PMID: 26951427.

Azoulay E, Kentish-Barnes N, Nelson JE. Communication With Family Caregivers in the Intensive Care Unit: Answers and Questions. JAMA. 2016 May 17;315(19):2075-7. doi: 10.1001/jama.2016.5637. PMID: 27187298.

Kentish-Barnes N, Chevret S, Azoulay E. Impact of the condolence letter on the experience of bereaved families after a death in intensive care: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials. 2016 Feb 20;17(1):102. doi: 10.1186/s13063-016-1212-9. PMID: 26897630; PMCID: PMC4761130.

Kentish-Barnes N, Azoulay E. The Challenge of Addressing Family Needs at the End of Life. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2016 Jan 15;193(2):108-10. doi: 10.1164/rccm.201509-1913ED. PMID: 26771412.















Pochard F, Azoulay E, Chevret S et al; French FAMIREA Group. Symptoms of anxiety and depression in family members of intensive care unit patients: ethical hypothesis regarding decision-making capacity. Crit Care Med. 2001 Oct;29(10):1893-7. doi: 10.1097/00003246-200110000-00007. PMID: 11588447.

Pochard F, Grassin M, Azoulay E. Ethical principles for everyone. Ann Intern Med. 2001 Jun 19;134(12):1152; author reply 1152-3. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-134-12-200106190-00024. PMID: 11412064.

Azoulay E, Pochard F, Chevret S et al ; PROTOCETIC Group. Compliance with triage to intensive care recommendations. Crit Care Med. 2001 Nov;29(11):2132-6. doi: 10.1097/00003246-200111000-00014. PMID: 11700409.

Pochard F, Azoulay E, Chevret S, et al ; French PROTOCETIC Group. French intensivists do not apply American recommendations regarding decisions to forgo life-sustaining therapy. Crit Care Med. 2001 Oct;29(10):1887-92. doi: 10.1097/00003246-200110000-00006. PMID: 11588446.

Pochard F, Azoulay E, Chevret S et al. Toward an ethical consultation in intensive care? Crit Care Med. 2001 Jul;29(7):1489-90. doi: 10.1097/00003246-200107000-00040. PMID: 12078717.

Pochard F, Azoulay E, Grassin M. Assessing requests for euthanasia from terminally ill patients. JAMA. 2001 Feb 14;285(6):734-5. doi: 10.1001/jama.285.6.734. PMID: 11176903.

Azoulay E, Pochard F, Chevret S et al; French FAMIREA Group. Meeting the needs of intensive care unit patient families: a multicenter study. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2001 Jan;163(1):135-9. doi: 10.1164/ajrccm.163.1.2005117. PMID: 11208638.