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Relatives' experience of intensive care: the other side of hospitalization.
Fabiane, Urizzi; Corrêa, Adriana Katia.
  • Fabiane U; Intensive Therapy Center, Santa Casa, Londrina, Brazil.
Rev Lat Am Enfermagem ; 15(4): 598-604, 2007.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-17923976
This study aims at understanding the experience concerning family members of patients in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), with the purpose of contributing to care humanization in this context. Considering the nature of the research object, this research was carried out to understand the phenomenon Being a family that experiences the hospitalization of a family member in ICU. Phenomenology was used as a methodological reference framework. Seventeen family members of adult patients in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the Santa Casa in Londrina were interviewed from September to December 2004. Through analysis of these interviews, some theme categories emerged difficult, painful, speechless experience; experiencing and recognizing somebody's life approaching the patient's suffering; break-up of the family's daily routine; fear of having a family member die; ICU a fearsome scene, but necessary; concern with family care. Some issues related to the family's attendance in the ICU were discussed, contributing to the establishment of humanized care delivery to critical patients and their families' uniqueness.





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Coleções: Bases de dados internacionais Base de dados: MEDLINE Assunto principal: Visitas a Pacientes / Família / Pesquisa Qualitativa / Relações Familiares / Unidades de Terapia Intensiva Limite: Humanos País/Região como assunto: América do Sul / Brasil Idioma: Inglês Revista: Rev Lat Am Enfermagem Assunto da revista: Enfermagem Ano de publicação: 2007 Tipo de documento: Artigo País de afiliação: Brasil