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Empowerment from the perspective of next of kin in intensive care.
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES To describe next of kin empowerment in an intensive care situation. Background. Next of kin is important in reducing intensive care patients' fear and anxiety. However, admissionExpand
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Patient empowerment in intensive care--an interview study.
Intensive care patients often experience a lack of control, as well as inner chaos. Experiences from intensive care can continue to affect patients for a long time. Empowerment is a positive andExpand
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Maternal obesity is a potential source of error in mid‐trimester ultrasound estimation of gestational age
To investigate the possible impact of maternal obesity on ultrasonographic dating of pregnancy.
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Staff empowerment in intensive care: nurses' and physicians' lived experiences.
AIM The purpose of the study was to describe empowerment from the perspective of intensive care staff. What makes intensive care staff experience inner strength and power? BACKGROUND Intensive careExpand
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Family members' experiences of keeping a diary during a sick relative's stay in the intensive care unit: a hermeneutic interview study.
OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to explore family members' experiences with keeping a diary during a sick relative's stay in the ICU. DESIGN A qualitative method with a hermeneutic approach wasExpand
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Empowerment in critical care – a concept analysis
  • I. Wåhlin
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Scandinavian journal of caring sciences
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OBJECTIVE The purpose of this paper was to analyse how the concept of empowerment is defined in the scientific literature in relation to critical care. As empowerment is a mutual process affectingExpand
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Patient empowerment in intensive care
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A psychometric evaluation of the Pediatric Anesthesia Emergence Delirium scale
Emergence delirium and emergence agitation have been a subject of interest since the early 1960s. This behavior has been associated with increased risk of injury in children and dissatisfaction withExpand
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The circle of strength and power Experiences of empowerment in intensive care
Patients and next of kin in intensive care often experience powerlessness, anxiety and distress and intensive care staff are repeatedly exposed to traumatic situations and demanding events. EmpowerExpand
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Empowerment in intensive care: patient experiences compared to next of kin and staff beliefs.
Experiences of critically ill patients are an important aspect of the quality of care in intensive care units. If next of kin and staff try to empower the patient, this is probably performed inExpand
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