A family’s perception of a critical illness or injury is a subjective experience based on coping strategies, past experiences with illness, family traditions, and the patient’s role in the family. Qualitative data from a study on families coping with serious injury is used to describe and illustrate family perception and support findings from previous family needs studies. Interventions based on family perceptions and needs are discussed
Family Interventions| May 01 1991
Family Perception: A Key to Intervention
Jean M. Reeder, PhD, RN, CNOR
From the Army Nurse Corps, Nursing Research Service, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC.
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AACN Adv Crit Care (1991) 2 (2): 188-194.
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Jean M. Reeder; Family Perception: A Key to Intervention. AACN Adv Crit Care 1 May 1991; 2 (2): 188–194. doi: https://doi.org/10.4037/15597768-1991-2003
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