Informing Critical Care Patients of a Loved One's Death

Watson, Lisa A. P.
June 2008
Critical Care Nurse;Jun2008, Vol. 28 Issue 3, p52
Academic Journal
The article presents a discussion about informing a critically-ill patient about the death of a loved one. It is noted that informing critical care patient about the death of a loved one should be done in consideration of several factors including timing of the news, needs of the grieving family and current condition of the patient. It is suggested that hospital staff provide support to the patient and his family, may it be emotionally, spiritually or psychosocially.


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