The meaning of family members' presence during intensive care stay: a qualitative study.

@article{Olsen2009TheMO,
  title={The meaning of family members' presence during intensive care stay: a qualitative study.},
  author={Kristin Dahle Olsen and Elin Dysvik and Britt Saetre Hansen},
  journal={Intensive & critical care nursing},
  year={2009},
  volume={25 4},
  pages={190-8}
}
The aim of this study was to investigate what the presence of family members meant to patients in intensive care units. The study employed a qualitative approach with semi-structured interviews and qualitative content analysis. Eleven intensive care patients were interviewed at a university hospital in Norway. The results of the study indicated that the patients desired some limitation of visitors' presence and preferred visits only from those who were closest in daily life. Visits had a… CONTINUE READING