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Family-centered care, Family integrity, Information, Visitation



  1. Cannon, Susan MSN, RN, NE-BC


The critical illness of a family member negatively impacts the entire family. Nurses have the opportunity to be instrumental in maintaining the family unit. Family-centered care and open visitation are supported by research. Research also shows that family-centered care improves satisfaction for both the patient and family. This is an integrated literature review and recommendations for clinical practice.