A nurse working in intensive care may easily forget the first impact this environment makes and therefore may unintentionally overlook a family's needs. It is hoped that this article will help nurses recognize the importance of easing stress within the family as well as provide the tools to meet the needs of each family whose loved one enters an intensive care unit.
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CA Meijs; Care of the family of the ICU patient. Crit Care Nurse 1 October 1989; 9 (8): 42–44. doi: https://doi.org/10.4037/ccn19126.96.36.199
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