Susanne Kean

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IMPORTANCE Critical illness results in disability and reduced health-related quality of life (HRQOL), but the optimum timing and components of rehabilitation are uncertain. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effect of increasing physical and nutritional rehabilitation plus information delivered during the post-intensive care unit (ICU) acute hospital stay by(More)
AIMS This study aimed to (1) identify how leadership is perceived and experienced by community nurses, and (2) examine the interaction between recent policy and leadership development in community nursing in the United Kingdom (UK). BACKGROUND Leadership is a 'hot topic' yet little is known about leadership in community nursing. Traditionally, the study(More)
OBJECTIVES To explore and compare patient/carer experiences of rehabilitation in the intervention and usual care arms of the RECOVER trial (ISRCTN09412438); a randomised controlled trial of a complex intervention of post-intensive care unit (ICU) acute hospital-based rehabilitation following critical illness. DESIGN Mixed methods process evaluation(More)
AIM To examine perceptions about how nursing leadership affects quality of care in the community setting. BACKGROUND Quality care is considered an essential component of nursing work and recent policy has emphasized the role of leadership in meeting the quality agenda. As shifting the balance of nursing care from the hospital to the community occurs in(More)
BACKGROUND Including children and young people in family research increases study complexity and as a consequence they are excluded from most studies and little is known about their experiences with critical illness in their families. AIM The overall study aimed at exploring families' experiences with critical illness in intensive care and nurses'(More)
There is limited evidence concerning leadership in community nursing. NHS policy also fails to clarify and define what leadership is, though regarding it as key to developing safe and high quality care. This paper reports the findings of a research study that aimed to identify how leadership is perceived and experienced by community nurses, and to examine(More)
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES To compare how intensive care nurses in the UK and Australia (AU) perceive families in intensive care units (ICUs). BACKGROUND International healthcare research and practice is often based on an underlying assumption of a person- or family-centred ideology. While nurses in ICUs acknowledge the importance of patients' families, a true(More)
  • S Kean
  • Intensive & critical care nursing
  • 1999
Preterm infants are exposed to many stressors within the neonatal intensive care environment. Since these are associated with medical and developmental problems, a reduction of stress factors is desirable. Handling is a very common occurrence and is associated with stress. Kinaesthetic infant handling (KIH) offers practical guidance on handling for nurses(More)
OBJECTIVES Patient, Family-Centred Care (PFCC) is internationally advocated as a way to improve patient care. The aim of this integrative review was to extend the knowledge and understanding by synthesising empirical evidence of PFCC interventions within the adult intensive care unit (ICU) setting. REVIEW METHOD USED An integrative review methodological(More)
AIM This paper is a report of a study into how children and young people constructed their experiences of visiting a critically ill family member in an intensive care unit. BACKGROUND Previous intensive care research has focused almost exclusively on adult family members, and so far children and young people have been excluded from family studies in this(More)