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Caring for the dying patient in the ICU: The past, present and the future
University of Borås, School of Health Science.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-9828-961X
2014 (English)In: Intensive & Critical Care Nursing, ISSN 0964-3397, E-ISSN 1532-4036, Vol. 30, no 6, 306-311 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The aim of this paper is to present the state of the science concerning issues in end-of-life (EOL) care which have an impact on intensive care nurses possibilities to provide nursing care for dying patients and their families. The perspective of families is also illuminated and finally ethical challenges in the present and for the future are discussed. The literature review revealed that the problem areas nurses report concerning EOL care have been the same over three decades. Most problems are related to inter-disciplinary collaboration and communication with the medical profession about the transition from cure to comfort care. Nurses need enhanced communication skills in their role as the patient's advocate. Education in EOL care and a supportive environment are prerequisites for providing EOL care. Losing a loved one in the ICU is a stressful experience for close relatives and nursing care has a profound impact on families' memories of the EOL care given to their loved ones. It is therefore important that ICU nurses are aware of families' needs when a loved one is dying and that follow-up services are appreciated by bereaved family members. Ethical challenges are related to changed sedation practices, organ donation, globalisation and cultural sensitivity.

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Churchill Livingstone , 2014. Vol. 30, no 6, 306-311 p.
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Nursing
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Integrated Caring Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-1926DOI: 10.1016/j.iccn.2014.07.004PubMedID: 25218688Local ID: 2320/14299OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hb-1926DiVA: diva2:870004
Available from: 2015-11-13 Created: 2015-11-13 Last updated: 2016-06-17Bibliographically approved

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