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Joined Mar 10, '03 - from 'Asheville, North Carolina'. RNPATL is a Nurse Educator. He has '27' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'Nursing Education and Critical Care.'. Posts: 2,113 (3% Liked) Likes: 126

Family Centered Care in the ICU Through Open Visiting Hours

It is a fact that many people will either personally experience a critical illness or be impacted by a critical illness by a friend or family member (Gavaghan & Carroll, 2002). The concept of family centered care and open visiting hours in the intensive care unit (ICU) has recently come into light as health care professionals, family members and researchers seek to examine the benefits of a more liberal policy for visitation. According to Farrell, Joseph, & Schwartz-Barcott (2005),... Read More →