Care and caring in the intensive care unit: Family members' distress and perceptions about staff skills, communication, and emotional support.

@article{Carlson2015CareAC,
  title={Care and caring in the intensive care unit: Family members' distress and perceptions about staff skills, communication, and emotional support.},
  author={Eve B. Carlson and David A. Spain and Luma Muhtadie and Liz McDade-Montez and Kathryn S. Macia},
  journal={Journal of critical care},
  year={2015},
  volume={30 3},
  pages={557-61}
}
PURPOSE Family members of intensive care unit (ICU) patients are sometimes highly distressed and report lower satisfaction with communication and emotional support from staff. Within a study of emotional responses to traumatic stress, associations between family distress and satisfaction with aspects of ICU care were investigated. MATERIALS AND METHODS In 29 family members of trauma patients who stayed in an ICU, we assessed symptoms of depression and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD… CONTINUE READING
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