Results of numerous independent studies suggest that families of a critically ill hospitalized member have similar needs that they can readily identify as very important. Empirical analysis of results compiled from many studies across patient populations, settings, geographic locations, and over time indicates that families have primary needs for assurance, proximity, and information. These primary family needs provide a research-based framework to guide critical care nurses in implementing and evaluating family-centered nursing interventions
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Family Interventions| May 01 1991
Overview of Family Needs after Critical Illness: From Assessment to Intervention
Jane Stover Leske, PhD, RN
From the School of Nursing, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Reprint requests to Jane Stover Leske, PhD, RN, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, P.O. Box 413, Milwaukee, WI 53201.
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AACN Adv Crit Care (1991) 2 (2): 220–226.
Jane Stover Leske; Overview of Family Needs after Critical Illness: From Assessment to Intervention. AACN Adv Crit Care 1 May 1991; 2 (2): 220–226. doi: https://doi.org/10.4037/15597768-1991-2006
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