Implementing family communication pathway in neurosurgical patients in an intensive care unit.

@article{Kodali2015ImplementingFC,
  title={Implementing family communication pathway in neurosurgical patients in an intensive care unit.},
  author={Sashikanth Kodali and Rebecca Stametz and Deserae Clarke and Amanda C. Bengier and Haiyan Sun and Abraham J Layon and Jonathan D. Darer},
  journal={Palliative & supportive care},
  year={2015},
  volume={13 4},
  pages={
          961-7
        }
}
OBJECTIVE Family-centered care provides family members with basic needs, which includes information, reassurance, and support. Though national guidelines exist, clinical adoption often lags behind in this area. The Geisinger Health System developed and implemented a program for reliable delivery of best practices related to family communication to patients and families admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU). METHOD Using a quasiexperimental study design and the 24-item Family Satisfaction… CONTINUE READING

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