Attitudes and beliefs about family presence in critical care

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Title Attitudes and beliefs about family presence in critical care
Author Mitchell, Marion Lucy
Journal Name Australian Critical Care
Year Published 2008
Place of publication United States, Australia
Publisher Elsevier, Inc.
Abstract Family-centered care within a critical care environment strives to meet the needs of patients and their families and includes the need for information, support and the ability to be physically close to the patient. Paediatric critical care health care providers (HCPs) and emergency nurses are leading the way in family involvement with protocols for family presence. The nature of critical care areas sees patients and their families confronted with invasive procedures and at times, resuscitation interventions. The term “family presence” in Duran et al.'s article refers to families' attendance during invasive and resuscitation procedures. The purpose of Duran et al.'s study “ …was to describe and compare the attitudes towards and beliefs about family presence of healthcare providers, patients' family members, and patients regardless of previous experience with family presence.” (p. 273).
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Copyright Statement Copyright 2008 ACCCN. Published by Elsevier. This is the author-manuscript version of this paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal website for access to the definitive, published version.
Volume 21
Issue Number 1
Page from 48
Page to 50
ISSN 1036-7314
Date Accessioned 2009-11-16
Language en_AU
Research Centre Centre for Health Practice Innovation; Menzies Health Institute Qld
Faculty Griffith Health Faculty
Subject PRE2009-Intensive Care
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1a

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