Family Values/ICU Environment

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A 4 page research paper that discusses the significance of family in the ICU environment. While the activity in an intensive care unit (ICU) is, by definition, more intense than elsewhere in the hospital, "ICU care is still people care" and, as such, the patient's family is extremely important, both as a source of information concerning the patient and as a support, both psychologically and emotionally, for the patient (DeLisser, 2007, p. 1284). Bibliography lists 4 sources.