The meaning and importance of vigilant attendance for the relatives of intensive care unit patients.

@article{Plakas2014TheMA,
  title={The meaning and importance of vigilant attendance for the relatives of intensive care unit patients.},
  author={Sotirios Plakas and Ann Taket and Bob Cant and Georgia Fouka and Zambia Vardaki},
  journal={Nursing in critical care},
  year={2014},
  volume={19 5},
  pages={243-54}
}
AIM To explore the meaning of vigilant attendance for relatives of critically ill patients in Greece. BACKGROUND A plethora of international research has identified proximity to the patient to be a major concern for relatives of critically ill patients. Greece however follows a strict visiting policy in intensive care units (ICUs) so Greek relatives spend great amounts of time just outside the ICUs. DESIGN This qualitative study adopted the social constructionist version of grounded theory… CONTINUE READING

From This Paper

Topics from this paper.
3 Citations
0 References
Similar Papers

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…