Life Review in Critical Care: Possibilities at the End of Life

Jenko, Mimi; Gonzalez, Leah; Alley, Paul
February 2010
Critical Care Nurse;Feb2010, Vol. 30 Issue 1, p17
Academic Journal
The article discusses the significance of life review in critical care. It notes that life review could be used to provide emotional and spiritual support to dying critical care patients as well as their families. The therapeutic use of life review provides nurses with a framework for clinical interactions. It further stresses that the death of a loved one is clearly a major life stressor, but survivors who participate in life review could regain hope for the future and a passion for life.


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