Visiting Hours in the Intensive Care Unit Research Paper by hicaliber

Visiting Hours in the Intensive Care Unit
This paper describes the pros and cons of open versus closed visiting hours in the intensive care unit.
# 94810 | 2,736 words | 7 sources | APA | 2007 | US
Published on May 08, 2007 in Medical and Health (Nursing) , Medical and Health (General)


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Description:

This paper, written from the perspective of a nursing practitioner, examines the issue of open versus closed visiting hours in the intensive care unit. The author explores these questions from the perspective of a quality care issue as well as a culturally competent care issue. The author summizes that open visiting hours in the intensive care unit can cause more strain on the patient and the staff than is good for either to experience.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Livesay, S. Gilliam, A. Mokracek, M. Sebastian, S. Hickey, J. (2005) Nurses Perceptions of Open Visiting Hours in Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit. Journal of Nurs Care Qual. 20, 2:182-189
  • Fumagalli, S. Bocinelli, L. LoNostro, A. Valoti, P. Baldereschi, G. Di Bari, M. Ungar, A. Baldasseroni, D. Geppetti, P. Massotti, G. Pini, R. & Marchionni, N. (2006) Reduced Cardiocirculatory Complications With Unrestricted Visiting Policy in an Intensive Care Unit. Circulation, 113, 946-952. .
  • Farrell, M. Hunt Joseph, D, & Swartz-Barcott, D.Visiting Hours in the ICU, Finding the Balance among Patients, Visitor and Staff Needs. Nursing Forum, 40, 16-28
  • Mendonca, D. & Warren, NA. (1998) Perceived and unmet needs of critical care family members. Critical Care Nursing Quarterly. 21, 58-68
  • Roland, P. Russell, J. Culpepper Richards, K. & Cox Sullivan, S. (2001) Visitation in Critical Care: Processes and outcomes of a performance improvement initiative. Journal of Nursing Care Quality. 15, 18-27.

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APA Format

Visiting Hours in the Intensive Care Unit (2007, May 08) Retrieved December 06, 2022, from https://www.academon.com/research-paper/visiting-hours-in-the-intensive-care-unit-94810/

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"Visiting Hours in the Intensive Care Unit" 08 May 2007. Web. 06 December. 2022. <https://www.academon.com/research-paper/visiting-hours-in-the-intensive-care-unit-94810/>

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