Family functioning during a critical illness: a systems theory perspective.

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In this article the effects of critical illness on family functioning are described within a systems theory framework. As identified in the literature, family vulnerabilities and strengths that impede or support family functioning during the time a member has a critical illness are discussed. Strategies that nurses can use to assist families of critically ill patients are explored. A challenge to expand family-centered care across various settings is extended.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)559-564
Number of pages6
JournalCritical Care Nursing Clinics of North America
Volume4
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1992

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Family functioning during a critical illness : a systems theory perspective. / McClowry, S. G.

In: Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America, Vol. 4, No. 4, 12.1992, p. 559-564.

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