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Keywords

Family-centered care, Traumatic brain injury, Traumatic injury

 

Authors

  1. Aiken, Loretta J. RN, MSN
  2. Bibeau, Patrice D. CAPT, USN, NC
  3. Cilento, Barbara J. RN, MSN, MEd
  4. Boutin, Robin

Abstract

This article describes the family-centered care that the National Naval Medical Center provided to the family members of a war-wounded soldier. It also includes the compelling written thoughts of a mother's bedside vigil during the 32 days her son spent in a sedated and ventilated state in the intensive care unit.