Delirium Doulas An Innovative Approach to Enhance Care for Critically Ill Older Adults

Balas, Michele C.; Gale, Melissa; Kagan, Sarah H.
August 2004
Critical Care Nurse;Aug2004, Vol. 24 Issue 4, p36
Academic Journal
Discusses the application of the concept of the doula, a layperson who offers physical, emotional and informational support to women in labor and the women's partners, to delirium in critically ill oder adults. Information on the older adult population in the U.S.; Care of patients with the condition; Use of doulas in the obstetric setting; Potential value of doulas in the critical care setting.


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