Interventions to Decrease Family Anxiety
- The softer side of healthcare planning. Frankiewicz, Casey; Ogurek, Douglas // Healthcare Design;May2010, Vol. 10 Issue 5, p94
The article focuses on the importance of human connection for the processes in the Emergency Department (ED) and Intensive Care Unit (ICU) in the U.S. health facilities. It notes that since the ED and ICU are the biggest source of anxiety among patients, family connection should be included in...
- Psychological Symptoms in Family Members of Brain Death Patients in Intensive Care Unit in Kerman, Iran. Hakimeh Hosseinrezaei; Motahareh Pilevarzadeh; Masoud Amiri; Hossein Rafiei; Sedigheh Taghati; Mosadegheh Naderi; Mohammad Moradalizadeh; Milad Askarpoor // Global Journal of Health Science;Mar2014, Vol. 6 Issue 2, p203
Aim: Having patients in Intensive Care Unit (ICU) remains an extremely stressful live event for family members, especially for those having to confront with brain death patients. The aim of present study was to determine the prevalence of depression, anxiety and stress among relatives of brain...
- The list of things FPs do just keeps getting shorter. Stafford, Keith // Journal of Family Practice;Mar2014, Vol. 63 Issue 3, p128
A letter to the editor is presented in response to the article regarding the acute care abandoned by family physicians.
- Should Family Members Be Present during Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation? Tsai, Ellen // New England Journal of Medicine;3/28/2002, Vol. 346 Issue 13, p1019
Discusses the question of whether family members should be present during cardiopulmonary resuscitation of loved ones. Benefits of allowing families to witness resuscitation activities; Details of a program at the Foote Hospital in Jackson, Michigan, that allowed select family members to be...
- The family has a role even during a code. Grandstrom, Diane // RN;Aug89, Vol. 52 Issue 8, p15
Advocates for hospital policy which would allow patient's family members during resuscitation efforts. Reservations of physicians and nurses on the policy; Information on how the family can be involved in the efforts.
- Family Access During Emergencies Is Still Not the Norm. // RN;Jun2003, Vol. 66 Issue 6, p18
Discusses results of a survey on the presence of family members during medical emergencies or critical procedures in the U.S. Absence of written policy; Percent of nurses who allow the presence of family members during emergencies; Characteristics of respondents.
- Family-focused care. Davidson, Judy // Critical Care Nurse;Apr2003, Vol. 23 Issue 2, p21
Presents a letter to the editor in response to the article "Family-Centered Critical Care: A Practical Approach to Making It Happen," published in the December 2002 issue of "Critical Care Nurse" about family-focused care.
- Caring for Families of the Critically Ill. Berry, Janet // International Journal for Human Caring;2006, Vol. 10 Issue 2, p20
Presents an abstract of the study "Caring for Families of the Critically Ill," by Janet Berry, presented at the 28th International Association for Human Caring Conference in Fremantle, Australia from May 31 to June 3, 2006.
- End-of-life care in India. Mani, Raj // Intensive Care Medicine;Jul2006, Vol. 32 Issue 7, p1066
The article reports on intensive care and the use of life support systems in India. The impact of continuing futile therapies is serious. The standards of medical care are different between the public and private hospitals. Intensive care can only be afforded by the middle- to high-income...