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Focused on family care in intensive care unit: proposals for interventions

Authors:Kaiomakx Renato Assunção Ribeiro, Fernanda Alves Ferreira Gonçalves, Rachel Iglesias Teodoro dos Santos, Lorraine Suquyama lelis, André Rodrigues dos Santos, Widney de Castro Baiã, Daniella Valen
Int J Biol Med Res. 2019; 10(4): 6891-6899  |  PDF File


Objective: To discuss the strategies used in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) for a family assistance quality. Method: integrative review of literature search for articles published between 2008 and 2018 in databases: MEDLINE (via PubMed), LILACS and SCIELO. Results: initially were found 861 articles, of which 16 included in this review. The studies pointed out several strategies of family care in the ICU, as the host, active listening, guidance to family about the patients, provision of listening and welcoming rooms in individualized, among others. Conclusion: Take a look at the family and create strategies for their assistance in the intensive environment, means having a holistic look humanized care also for the patient. Inside and outside of the ICU should occur strategies that facilitate the care to family members and patients. Therefore, strategies such as the visit open should be part of the care centered on the patient/family.