A meta-synthesis of qualitative research into needs and experiences of significant others to critically ill or injured patients.


AIMS AND OBJECTIVES This study aimed to describe the significant others' experiences and needs when a person is critically ill or injured in an acute care setting. BACKGROUND Being a significant other to a hospitalised critically ill or injured patient is a heavily distressing life event. Addressing significant others' needs adequately has been shown to… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2702.2010.03244.x

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