Family needs of critically ill patients in the emergency department

Hsiao, Ping-Ru, Redley, Bernice, Hsiao, Ya-Chu, Lin, Chun-Chih, Han, Chin-Yen and Lin, Hung-Ru 2017, Family needs of critically ill patients in the emergency department, International emergency nursing, vol. 30, pp. 3-8, doi: 10.1016/j.ienj.2016.05.002.

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Title Family needs of critically ill patients in the emergency department
Author(s) Hsiao, Ping-Ru
Redley, BerniceORCID iD for Redley, Bernice
Hsiao, Ya-Chu
Lin, Chun-Chih
Han, Chin-Yen
Lin, Hung-Ru
Journal name International emergency nursing
Volume number 30
Start page 3
End page 8
Total pages 6
Publisher Elsevier
Place of publication Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Publication date 2017-01
ISSN 1878-013X
Keyword(s) CCFNI-ED
Critically-ill patient
Emergency nursing
Family needs
Inpatient boarding
Science & Technology
Life Sciences & Biomedicine
Summary INTRODUCTION: Family members' experience a range of physiological, psychological and emotional impacts when accompanying a critically ill relative in the emergency department. Family needs are influenced by their culture and the context of care, and accurate clinician understanding of these needs is essential for patient- and family-centered care delivery. The aim of this study was to describe the needs of Taiwanese family members accompanying critically ill patients in the emergency department while waiting for an inpatient bed and compare these to the perceptions of emergency nurses. METHODS: A prospective cross-sectional survey was conducted in a large medical center in Taiwan. Data were collected from 150 family members and 150 emergency nurses who completed a Chinese version of the Critical Care Family Needs Inventory. RESULTS: Family members ranked needs related to 'communication with family members,' as most important, followed by 'family member participation in emergency department care', 'family member support' and 'organizational comfort'; rankings were similar to those of emergency nurses. Compared to nurses, family members reported higher scores for the importance of needs related to 'communication with family members' and 'family members' participation in emergency department care'. CONCLUSIONS: Family members place greater importance than emergency nurses on the need for effective communication.
Language eng
DOI 10.1016/j.ienj.2016.05.002
Field of Research 111003 Clinical Nursing: Secondary (Acute Care)
Socio Economic Objective 920299 Health and Support Services not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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