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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/152353
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Needs of the Intensive Care Unit Family: A Qualitative Study in Progress
Abstract:
Needs of the Intensive Care Unit Family: A Qualitative Study in Progress
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Holly, Cheryl, EdD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
Title:Associate Professor
Co-Authors:Susan W. Salmond, EdD, RN
[Research Presentation] A qualitative review in progress: Insight into the experiences and needs of families with an adult loved one in an intensive care unit is a necessary step in providing holistic, family-centered care.áThe purpose of this study is to conduct a qualitative analysis of available nursing studies to have a better understanding of the phenomenon of family members experiences with intensive care units and to identify strategies that are helpful in easing the reactions of families to an intensive/critical care area. áMethods: The sample will consist of qualitative studies that describe the needs and experiences of family members in critical care areas. The CINAHL, PUBMED and PROQUEST and Virginia Henderson Library databases were searched between 1990 and 2005 with such key words and combinations as intensive care or critical care experiences, needs, reactions, or perceptions. Fourteen studies were found that met the inclusion criteria of: 1) qualitative study of family experiences, reactions, perceptions, and/or needs; 2) adult patient; 3) intensive care or critical care setting. Results: Using a grounded theory approach, preliminary results indicate that many of a familyÆs needs are basic and practical and include important issues related to pain management, visiting hours, participation in care, and communication. Preliminary themes that emerge from the review are related to: uncertainty; searching; maintaining vigil; vulnerability, ambivalence, and struggle. Preliminary conclusions:áPreliminary conclusions indicated that although nurses are in the best position to understand and meet the needs of families, family needs are not always met.áStrategies that can be central in the nursesÆ planned approach to families experiencing the admission of a loved one in a intensive care unit are suggested.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleNeeds of the Intensive Care Unit Family: A Qualitative Study in Progressen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/152353-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Needs of the Intensive Care Unit Family: A Qualitative Study in Progress</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Holly, Cheryl, EdD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">hollych@umdnj.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Susan W. Salmond, EdD, RN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Presentation] A qualitative review in progress: Insight into the experiences and needs of families with an adult loved one in an intensive care unit is a necessary step in providing holistic, family-centered care.&aacute;The purpose of this study is to conduct a qualitative analysis of available nursing studies to have a better understanding of the phenomenon of family members experiences with intensive care units and to identify strategies that are helpful in easing the reactions of families to an intensive/critical care area. &aacute;Methods: The sample will consist of qualitative studies that describe the needs and experiences of family members in critical care areas. The CINAHL, PUBMED and PROQUEST and Virginia Henderson Library databases were searched between 1990 and 2005 with such key words and combinations as intensive care or critical care experiences, needs, reactions, or perceptions. Fourteen studies were found that met the inclusion criteria of: 1) qualitative study of family experiences, reactions, perceptions, and/or needs; 2) adult patient; 3) intensive care or critical care setting. Results: Using a grounded theory approach, preliminary results indicate that many of a family&AElig;s needs are basic and practical and include important issues related to pain management, visiting hours, participation in care, and communication. Preliminary themes that emerge from the review are related to: uncertainty; searching; maintaining vigil; vulnerability, ambivalence, and struggle. Preliminary conclusions:&aacute;Preliminary conclusions indicated that although nurses are in the best position to understand and meet the needs of families, family needs are not always met.&aacute;Strategies that can be central in the nurses&AElig; planned approach to families experiencing the admission of a loved one in a intensive care unit are suggested.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:33:08Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:33:08Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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