Communicating with Family of Patients in Intensive Care Unit: Nurse’s Role

  • Panisa Boonyaratkalin Community Health Nursing Branch Srisavarindhira Thai Red Cross Institute of Nursing.
Keywords: communicating in intensive care unit, family of patients, nurse’s role

Abstract

        The patients in the intensive care unit have to face life-threatening illnesses and complex treatments. Crisis illness not only affects patients but also their families. Proper communication with family is necessary to consider their needs. Nurses are public health personnel who play an important role in providing communication with the families of patients in the intensive care unit in each phase for responding to the their needs. This article will present the needs of both patients and their families, as well as the meaning and importance of communication with them, and the role of nurses in that communication, and look at the various communication techniques in order to achieve understanding and crate a guide for application.

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Published
2020-02-24
Section
Academic Articles