Faculty Book: Brigitte Cypress
Brigitte S. Cypress
The Lived ICU Experiences of Nurses, Patients and Family Members: A Phenomenological Study of Critically Ill Patients, their Families and Nurses
(Lambert Academic Publishing, 2011)
Being in an intensive care unit (ICU) or having a family member in ICU is extremely stressful. The experience can interrupt normal home routines and may result in emotional turmoil, role conflict, and potential changes in relationships among patients and family members. The author explored the ICU experiences of nurses, patients, and family members using a sample of five participants from each category. Content analysis of narratives affirms the mutual influence among family, patient, and nurses during a critical illness experience and supports the tenets of family-centered care. Brigitte Cypress (Asst. Prof., Lehman) is on the doctoral faculty in nursing science.
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Submitted on: JAN 27, 2012