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Trends and recommendations for critical care nursing research in the Nordic countries: Triangulation of review and survey data
University of Copenhagen, Rigshospitalet.
University of Copenhagen, Rigshospitalet.
University of Borås, Faculty of Caring Science, Work Life and Social Welfare.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-0047-9723
Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, Stavanger University Hospital.
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(English)In: Intensive & Critical Care Nursing, ISSN 0964-3397, E-ISSN 1532-4036Article in journal (Refereed) In press
Abstract [en]

Background

Priorities for critical care nursing research have evolved with societal trends and values. In the 1980s priorities were the nursing workforce, in 1990s technical nursing, in 2000s evidence-based nursing and in 2010s symptom management and family-centred care.

Objectives

To identify current trends and future recommendations for critical care nursing research in the Nordic countries.

Methods

We triangulated the results of a literature review and a survey. A review of two selected critical care nursing journals (2016–2017) was conducted using content analysis to identify contemporary published research. A self-administered computerised cross-sectional survey of Nordic critical care nursing researchers (2017) reported current and future areas of research.

Results

A review of 156 papers identified research related to the patient (13%), family (12%), nurse (31%), and therapies (44%). Current trends in the survey (n = 76, response rate 65%) included patient and family involvement, nurse performance and education, and evidence-based protocols. The datasets showed similar trends, but aftercare was only present in the survey. Future trends included symptom management, transitions, rehabilitation, and new nursing roles.

Conclusion

Critical care nursing research is trending toward increased collaboration with patient and family, delineating a shift toward user values. Recommendations include long-term outcomes and impact of nursing.

Keywords [en]
Critical care nursing, Intensive care unit, Survey, Research priorities, Review
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-21940DOI: 10.1016/j.iccn.2019.102765OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hb-21940DiVA, id: diva2:1368232
Available from: 2019-11-06 Created: 2019-11-06 Last updated: 2019-11-11Bibliographically approved

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