Process Helped Gain Acceptance for Open Visitation Hours

Petterson, Marilyn
February 2005
Critical Care Nurse;Feb2005, Vol. 25 Issue 1, p72
Academic Journal
Deals with an open family visitation policy implemented in the intensive care unit (ICU) at St. John's Mercy Medical Center in St. Louis, Missouri. Reasons for opening the visiting hours, cited by BJ Hipsky who headed the campaign to enact an open family visitation policy in the ICU; Actions taken by Hipsky to ensure that the policy change was successful; Result of the implementation of the visitation policy.


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