Vanhanen, M., Meriläinen, M. H., Ala-Kokko, T., Kyngäs, H., & Kaakinen, P. (2023). Family members' perceptions of counselling during visits to loved ones in an adult ICU. Nursing Open, 10, 4859–4867. https://doi.org/10.1002/nop2.1738
Family members’ perceptions of counselling during visits to loved ones in an adult ICU
|Author:||Vanhanen, Minna1,2; Meriläinen, Merja H.3,4; Ala-Kokko, Tero4,5;|
1Research Unit of Health Sciences and Technology, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
2Oulu University of Applied Sciences, Oulu, Finland
3Wellbeing Services County of North Ostrobothnia, Medical Research Center Oulu, Oulu University Hospital, Oulu, Finland
4Oulu University Hospital, Oulu, Finland
5Oulu University Hospital, Medical Research Center Oulu University Medical Faculty, Research Group of Intensive Care Medicine, Oulu University Hospital, University of Oulu and Medical Research Center (MRC), Oulu, Finland
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|Persistent link:|| http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi-fe20230929137838
John Wiley & Sons,
|Publish Date:|| 2023-09-29
Aims: The study’s aims were to (1) assess family members’ perceptions of the quality of the counselling they received while visiting a loved one in an adult ICU and (2) identify factors that influence family members’ perceptions of counselling quality.
Design: A cross-sectional survey of visiting family members of adult ICU patients.
Methods: Family members (n = 55) at eight ICUs across five Finnish university hospitals completed a cross-sectional survey.
Results: Family members assessed the quality of counselling in adult ICUs to be good. Factors associated with the quality of counselling were knowledge, family-centred counselling, and interaction. Family members’ ability to live normally was associated with understanding of the loved one’s situation (p = 0.715, p < 0.001). Interaction was associated with understanding (p = 0.715, p < 0.001). Family members felt that intensive care professionals did not adequately ensure that they understood counselling-related issues and that they lacked opportunities to give feedback, in 29% of cases, staff asked the family members whether they understood the counselling and 43% of family members had opportunities to offer feedback. However, the family members felt that the counselling they received during ICU visits was beneficial.
|Pages:||4859 - 4867|
|Type of Publication:||
A1 Journal article – refereed
|Field of Science:||
3126 Surgery, anesthesiology, intensive care, radiology
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