My research focuses on nurse-family engagement and relationship-centered care during end-of-life (EOL) care in the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU). My dissertation will utilize mixed methods to generate a comprehensive picture of dying children’s clinical presentation and their parents’ perceived needs during EOL care. My long term goal is to conduct clinically-grounded research and develop interventions that are flexible and adaptable for PICU nurses to use in their moment-to-moment care of critically ill children and their families.