Family-centered care is an important component of holistic nursing practice, particularly in critical care, where the impact on families of admitted patients can be physiologically and psychologically burdensome. Family-centered care guidelines, developed by an international group of nursing, medical, and academic experts for the American College of Critical Care Medicine/Society of Critical Care Medicine, explore the evidence base in 5 key areas of family-centered care. Evidence in each of the guideline areas is outlined and recommendations are made about how critical care nurses can use this information in family-centered care practice.
Implementing the SCCM Family-Centered Care Guidelines in Critical Care Nursing Practice
Maureen Coombs, Kathleen A. Puntillo, Linda S. Franck, Elizabeth A. Scruth, Maurene A. Harvey, Sandra M. Swoboda, Judy E. Davidson; Implementing the SCCM Family-Centered Care Guidelines in Critical Care Nursing Practice. AACN Adv Crit Care 15 June 2017; 28 (2): 138–147. doi: https://doi.org/10.4037/aacnacc2017766
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