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Failures in the Respectful Care of Critically Ill Patients

Failures in the Respectful Care of Critically Ill Patients

Care that is inadequately respectful to patients and families in the setting of critical illness is prevalent but does not appear to be associated with clinical characteristics. The incidence of such emotional harms is nuanced, difficult to predict, and deserves further investigation. Of more than 1,500 respondents, 16.9% and 21.8% reported that the patient or the family member, respectively, received inadequate respect. This prospective cohort study was conducted in nine ICUs at a tertiary care academic medical center in the United States.

CriticalCare.news
September 4, 2018

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