Because of the interdependent, reciprocal dynamics of families and patients, responses of one affect the other. Hope is an important state of being and has been noted to be an example of such a response. Developing and maintaining family members’ hope has a contagious effect on the patient. A model of nursing strategies to inspire hope in families of the critically ill with possible outcomes is presented
Family Interventions| May 01 1991
Developing and Maintaining Hope in Families of the Critically Ill
Judith Fitzgerald Miller, PhD, RN
*Associate Professor and Research Scholar, Marquette University College of Nursing.
From Marquette University College of Nursing, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Reprint requests to Judith Fitzgerald Miller, PhD, RN, 614 N. 77th St., Wauwatosa, WI 53213.
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AACN Adv Crit Care (1991) 2 (2): 307-315.
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Judith Fitzgerald Miller; Developing and Maintaining Hope in Families of the Critically Ill. AACN Adv Crit Care 1 May 1991; 2 (2): 307–315. doi: https://doi.org/10.4037/15597768-1991-2017
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