Family perceptions of ICU nurses' interpersonal communication at EOL

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308341
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Family perceptions of ICU nurses' interpersonal communication at EOL
Author(s):
Adams, Judith A.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Beta Sigma
Author Details:
Judith A. Adams, MSn, RN,, judith.adams@duke.edu
Abstract:

Poster presented on: Saturday, November 16, 2013, Sunday, November 17, 2013

Background: Family members of patients who die in the ICU face tremendous burden. Nurses are in a unique position to provide support to family members during this time. The literature provides ample studies of how ICU nurses perceive they are involved with family members during EOL decision-making. However, the literature does not address family members’ perceptions of the specific interpersonal communication strategies that nurses use and whether these are helpful. The proposed study will build on prior work by exploring in greater depth the specific interpersonal communication strategies that family members perceive nurses use and how family members respond to these strategies.

Purpose. In this study, I am exploring how family members respond to nursing interpersonal communication strategies with family members of patients in the ICU deemed to be at high risk of dying and needing complex decision-making, including family members perceptions of the strategies, how these strategies change over the trajectory of decision-making, and how these strategies affect their ability to make decisions consistent with the goals of the patient.

Methods: In this prospective, longitudinal, qualitative descriptive study, I will identify ICU patients who are likely to need complex decision-making and use narrative style interviewing techniques to explore the family members’ perceptions of the interpersonal communication strategies nurses use and the effectiveness of these strategies. Participants will be recruited from two16 bed adult ICUs at Duke Hospital, a tertiary care university hospital system.

Summary: Findings from this study will provide knowledge for developing interventions targeting the areas identified as important by family members, most likely to improve their well being, and feasible in ICU environment. With this knowledge, nurses will be able to interact with families based on empirical data to support family members as they make decisions that are consistent with the patient’s goals.

Keywords:
Nurse-Family relations; Critical Care; Palliative Care
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleFamily perceptions of ICU nurses' interpersonal communication at EOLen_GB
dc.contributor.authorAdams, Judith A.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentBeta Sigmaen_GB
dc.author.detailsJudith A. Adams, MSn, RN,, judith.adams@duke.eduen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308341-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Saturday, November 16, 2013, Sunday, November 17, 2013</p><b>Background:</b> Family members of patients who die in the ICU face tremendous burden. Nurses are in a unique position to provide support to family members during this time. The literature provides ample studies of how ICU nurses perceive they are involved with family members during EOL decision-making. However, the literature does not address family members’ perceptions of the specific interpersonal communication strategies that nurses use and whether these are helpful. The proposed study will build on prior work by exploring in greater depth the specific interpersonal communication strategies that family members perceive nurses use and how family members respond to these strategies. <p align="left"><b>Purpose</b>. In this study, I am exploring how family members respond to nursing interpersonal communication strategies with family members of patients in the ICU deemed to be at high risk of dying and needing complex decision-making, including family members perceptions of the strategies, how these strategies change over the trajectory of decision-making, and how these strategies affect their ability to make decisions consistent with the goals of the patient. <p align="left"><b>Methods:</b> In this prospective, longitudinal, qualitative descriptive study, I will identify ICU patients who are likely to need complex decision-making and use narrative style interviewing techniques to explore the family members’ perceptions of the interpersonal communication strategies nurses use and the effectiveness of these strategies. Participants will be recruited from two16 bed adult ICUs at Duke Hospital, a tertiary care university hospital system. <p><b>Summary:</b> Findings from this study will provide knowledge for developing interventions targeting the areas identified as important by family members, most likely to improve their well being, and feasible in ICU environment. With this knowledge, nurses will be able to interact with families based on empirical data to support family members as they make decisions that are consistent with the patient’s goals.en_GB
dc.subjectNurse-Family relationsen_GB
dc.subjectCritical Careen_GB
dc.subjectPalliative Careen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:30:03Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:30:03Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.en_GB
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