Nurses' experiences of caring for the suddenly bereaved in adult acute and critical care settings, and the provision of person-centred care: A qualitative study

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/620270
Title:
Nurses' experiences of caring for the suddenly bereaved in adult acute and critical care settings, and the provision of person-centred care: A qualitative study
Authors:
Walker, Wendy; Deacon, Kate
Abstract:
Aim To explore nursing interventions for person-centred bereavement care in adult acute and critical care settings. Design A descriptive exploratory study, involving focused, face-to-face interviews. Participants comprised nine registered nurses and one auxiliary nurse, working in environments where sudden death was known to occur, i.e. emergency, cardiac and critical care. Interviews were transcribed verbatim and data subjected to directed content analysis. The provision of person-centred care was examined by applying a validated Person-Centred Nursing Framework. Findings Five main themes were identified. Participants’ accounts contained descriptions of bereavement care and the presence of person-centred interventions. Contextual, professional and attitudinal factors influenced the degree to which person-centred care operated. Conclusion Caring for suddenly bereaved families was important to nurses, but also a source of tension and unrest. An important consideration for person-centred practice is movement away from sudden bereavement as a ‘here and now’ event, towards a pathway of supportive care that envisions the longer-term. Further research is required to gain a deeper understanding of person-centred care for the suddenly bereaved and the perceived effectiveness of nursing interventions.
Publisher:
Elsevier
Journal:
Intensive and Critical Care Nursing
Issue Date:
Apr-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/620270
Additional Links:
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0964339715001172
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0964-3397
Sponsors:
University of Wolverha,pton, Early Researcher Award Scheme
Appears in Collections:
FEHW

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dc.contributor.authorWalker, Wendyen
dc.contributor.authorDeacon, Kateen
dc.date.accessioned2016-11-07T16:07:41Z-
dc.date.available2016-11-07T16:07:41Z-
dc.date.issued2016-04-
dc.identifier.issn0964-3397-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/620270-
dc.description.abstractAim To explore nursing interventions for person-centred bereavement care in adult acute and critical care settings. Design A descriptive exploratory study, involving focused, face-to-face interviews. Participants comprised nine registered nurses and one auxiliary nurse, working in environments where sudden death was known to occur, i.e. emergency, cardiac and critical care. Interviews were transcribed verbatim and data subjected to directed content analysis. The provision of person-centred care was examined by applying a validated Person-Centred Nursing Framework. Findings Five main themes were identified. Participants’ accounts contained descriptions of bereavement care and the presence of person-centred interventions. Contextual, professional and attitudinal factors influenced the degree to which person-centred care operated. Conclusion Caring for suddenly bereaved families was important to nurses, but also a source of tension and unrest. An important consideration for person-centred practice is movement away from sudden bereavement as a ‘here and now’ event, towards a pathway of supportive care that envisions the longer-term. Further research is required to gain a deeper understanding of person-centred care for the suddenly bereaved and the perceived effectiveness of nursing interventions.en
dc.description.sponsorshipUniversity of Wolverha,pton, Early Researcher Award Schemeen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherElsevieren
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0964339715001172en
dc.subjectDeathen
dc.subjectEnd-of-lifeen
dc.subjectFamilyen
dc.subjectNursesen
dc.subjectPerson-centred careen
dc.subjectQualitative researchen
dc.subjectSudden bereavementen
dc.titleNurses' experiences of caring for the suddenly bereaved in adult acute and critical care settings, and the provision of person-centred care: A qualitative studyen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalIntensive and Critical Care Nursingen
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