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Obstacles and Helpful Behaviors in Providing End-of-Life Care to Dying Patients in Intensive Care Units.
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PMID:  23388871     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Death can be difficult to accept, unimaginable, and unexpected. Critical care nurses are directly involved with patients and their families, and their experience can identify the best practices for end-of-life care. The purpose of this descriptive study was to identify the relative importance of helpful behaviors and obstacles that affect caring for dying patients and families in both adult and pediatric intensive care units as perceived by critical care nurses. The results show that for end-of-life care, nurses most strongly value factors that focus on the well-being of the family, and similar opinions were held by nurses from both adult and pediatric intensive care units.
Marta Elena Losa Iglesias; Cristina Pascual; Ricardo Becerro de Bengoa Vallejo
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Dimensions of critical care nursing : DCCN     Volume:  32     ISSN:  1538-8646     ISO Abbreviation:  Dimens Crit Care Nurs     Publication Date:  2013 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-02-07     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8211489     Medline TA:  Dimens Crit Care Nurs     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  99-106     Citation Subset:  N    
Marta Elena Losa Iglesias, PhD, RN, is as director of Nursing Department at Health Sciences School of Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain. Cristina Pascual, PhD, RN, is a nursing supervisor at Pediatric Emergencies in Hospital Universitario Gregorio Marañón in Madrid, Spain. Ricardo Becerro de Bengoa Vallejo, PhD, RN, is a professor at Universidad Complutense de Madrid in Madrid, Spain.
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