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The experiences of critically ill patients and their families when transferred to a distant city hospital

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posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by Trudy DwyerTrudy Dwyer, Leonie WilliamsLeonie Williams
When transferring critically ill patients, vast distances from rural hospitals to tertiary hospitals means nurses play a key role in facilitating communication between the patient, family and health care providers in both settings. Whether nurses are communicating information that patients and the family of the patients, perceive to have meaning for them is not clear. This study identifies the common experiences of both critically ill patients and their next of kin when transferred to tertiary hospitals. A purposive sample of three patients and their next of kin described their experiences. The research identified themes of ‘not knowing’, ‘being near the patient’, and ‘having support’. Personnel involved in the transfer can use these themes to inform practice and facilitate a positive transfer experience to a distant city hospital.

Funding

Category 1 - Australian Competitive Grants (this includes ARC, NHMRC)

History

Start Page

1

End Page

10

Number of Pages

10

Start Date

01/01/2003

Finish Date

01/01/2003

ISBN-10

1876674660

Location

Rockhampton, Qld.

Publisher

Women in Research, Central Queensland University

Place of Publication

Rockhampton, Australia

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Faculty of Arts, Health and Sciences; TBA Research Institute;

Era Eligible

Yes

Name of Conference

Central Queensland University. Women in Research. Conference

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