Psychological and information need of the family members of critically ill patients

Chiang, V.C.L. et al. Intensive and Critical Care Nursing | Published online: 21 April 2017

Background: Intensive care nurses may have an important role in empowering families by providing psychological support and fulfilling the family’s pivotal need for information.

 

Conclusion: The results suggest that use of ‘education of family by tab’ is promising for intensive care nurses to provide psychological support for family members. More studies are needed to investigate this aspect of family care for better psychological support and information need satisfaction that contributes to the evidence-based practice of intensive care nursing.

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