Journal article

Attitudes of nurses towards family involvement in the care for patients with cardiovascular diseases

MLA Luttik, E Goossens, S Agren, T Jaarsma, J Martensson, DR Thompson, P Moons, A Stromberg

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR NURSING | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2017

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: There is increasing evidence supporting the relationship between family support and patient outcomes. Therefore, involving families in the care of cardiovascular patients is expected to be beneficial for patients. The quality of the encounter with families highly depends on the attitudes of nurses towards the importance of families in patient care. AIM: The aim of this study was to describe the attitudes of nurses towards family involvement in patient care and to investigate the individual contributions of demographic, professional and regional background characteristics. METHOD: A survey was distributed among cardiovascular nurses attending an international conference in Norwa..

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