[Family members in the intensive care unit: effects and mastering the situation. A review of qualitative studies].

@article{NaglCupal2010FamilyMI,
  title={[Family members in the intensive care unit: effects and mastering the situation. A review of qualitative studies].},
  author={Martin Nagl-Cupal and Wilfried Schnepp},
  journal={Pflege},
  year={2010},
  volume={23 2},
  pages={69-80}
}
Having a family member in the intensive care unit is a very stressful and demanding situation for the whole family. The aim of this study is to explore how family members are affected by critical illness and how they deal with this situation. A literature review with focus on qualitative studies was carried out to get a deeper insight and understanding of families who have a relative in intensive care unit. 15 qualitative studies have been analysed. For family members the situation is… CONTINUE READING