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Risk of post-traumatic stress symptoms in family members of intensive care unit patients.
RATIONALE Intensive care unit (ICU) admission of a relative is a stressful event that may cause symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). OBJECTIVES Factors associated with these symptomsExpand
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A communication strategy and brochure for relatives of patients dying in the ICU.
BACKGROUND There is a need for close communication with relatives of patients dying in the intensive care unit (ICU). We evaluated a format that included a proactive end-of-life conference and aExpand
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Half the families of intensive care unit patients experience inadequate communication with physicians
ObjectiveEffective communication of simple, clear information to families of intensive care unit (ICU) patients is a vital component of quality care. The purpose of this study was to identify factorsExpand
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Outcomes of critically ill patients with hematologic malignancies: prospective multicenter data from France and Belgium--a groupe de recherche respiratoire en réanimation onco-hématologique study.
PURPOSE Patients with hematologic malignancies are increasingly admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) when life-threatening events occur. We sought to report outcomes and prognostic factors inExpand
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Symptoms of anxiety and depression in family members of intensive care unit patients: Ethical hypothesis regarding decision-making capacity
ObjectiveAnxiety and depression may have a major impact on a person’s ability to make decisions. Characterization of symptoms that reflect anxiety and depression in family members visiting intensiveExpand
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Burnout syndrome in critical care nursing staff.
RATIONALE Burnout syndrome (BOS) associated with stress has been documented in health care professionals in many specialties. The intensive care unit (ICU) is a highly stressful environment. LittleExpand
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Meeting the needs of intensive care unit patient families: a multicenter study.
Intensive care unit (ICU) caregivers should seek to develop collaborative relationships with their patients' family members, based on an open exchange of information and aimed at helping familyExpand
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Prevalence and factors of intensive care unit conflicts: the conflicus study.
RATIONALE Many sources of conflict exist in intensive care units (ICUs). Few studies recorded the prevalence, characteristics, and risk factors for conflicts in ICUs. OBJECTIVES To record theExpand
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Symptoms of anxiety and depression in family members of intensive care unit patients before discharge or death. A prospective multicenter study.
STUDY OBJECTIVES More than two thirds of family members visiting intensive care unit (ICU) patients have symptoms of anxiety or depression during the first days of hospitalization. IdentifyingExpand
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Impact of a family information leaflet on effectiveness of information provided to family members of intensive care unit patients: a multicenter, prospective, randomized, controlled trial.
Comprehension and satisfaction are relevant criteria for evaluating the effectiveness of information provided to family members of intensive care unit (ICU) patients. We performed a prospectiveExpand
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