family participation in patient care

  1. I'm doing a research project on how much families provide care to patients while hospitalized (acute care setting only). This would include baths, meals, etc. If you have any comments or know where I could find some studies concerning this, I would be greatly indebted. In our PICU where I work, we don't rely on them as much as they just would like to help, but on our age based floors, parents are used tremendously to do a lot of these tasks. If you would like to email me, please do at Thanks !!!!