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

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