The meaning of social support for the critically ill patient.

@article{Hupcey2001TheMO,
  title={The meaning of social support for the critically ill patient.},
  author={Judith Hupcey},
  journal={Intensive & critical care nursing},
  year={2001},
  volume={17 4},
  pages={206-12}
}
Social support has been shown to be important for the critically ill patient. However, what constitutes adequate support for these patients has not been investigated. Thus, the purpose of this qualitative study was to investigate patients' perceptions of their need for and adequacy of the social support received while they were critically ill. Thirty adult… CONTINUE READING