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Serious complications in connection with cardiac surgery-Next of kin's views on information and support.

Ivarsson, Bodil LU ; Larsson, Sylvia; Lührs, Carsten and Sjöberg, Trygve LU (2011) In Intensive & Critical Care Nursing 27(6). p.331-337
Abstract
OBJECTIVE:

Next of kin (NoK) to patients undergoing cardiac surgery expect successful outcomes but sometimes serious complications occur and this affects their NoK. To describe NoK's experiences of information and support when serious complications occur during the first 30 days after cardiac surgery.



METHODS:

A qualitative, critical incident technique was used. Forty-two NoK were asked to describe their experiences of information and support.



RESULTS:

Three main areas emerged from the analysis. The first main area, Confidence during the waiting period, described how NoK could not participate in the forthcoming operation and how the NoK were informed. The second main area,... (More)
OBJECTIVE:

Next of kin (NoK) to patients undergoing cardiac surgery expect successful outcomes but sometimes serious complications occur and this affects their NoK. To describe NoK's experiences of information and support when serious complications occur during the first 30 days after cardiac surgery.



METHODS:

A qualitative, critical incident technique was used. Forty-two NoK were asked to describe their experiences of information and support.



RESULTS:

Three main areas emerged from the analysis. The first main area, Confidence during the waiting period, described how NoK could not participate in the forthcoming operation and how the NoK were informed. The second main area, Involvement during the hospital stay, described how the NoK feel trust in the healthcare professionals and dissatisfaction with the care in relation to the operation. The third main area, Sense of abandonment, described problems with the rehabilitation.



CONCLUSIONS:

These findings show the importance of pre- and post operative contacts between healthcare professionals, patients and NoK. When the NoK and the patients are well informed it constitutes a basis for fruitful conversations between them and the healthcare professionals, and everyone can be better prepared if complications occur. (Less)
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Intensive & Critical Care Nursing
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331 - 337
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1532-4036
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10.1016/j.iccn.2011.10.002
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  abstract     = {OBJECTIVE:<br/><br>
Next of kin (NoK) to patients undergoing cardiac surgery expect successful outcomes but sometimes serious complications occur and this affects their NoK. To describe NoK's experiences of information and support when serious complications occur during the first 30 days after cardiac surgery.<br/><br>
<br/><br>
METHODS:<br/><br>
A qualitative, critical incident technique was used. Forty-two NoK were asked to describe their experiences of information and support.<br/><br>
<br/><br>
RESULTS:<br/><br>
Three main areas emerged from the analysis. The first main area, Confidence during the waiting period, described how NoK could not participate in the forthcoming operation and how the NoK were informed. The second main area, Involvement during the hospital stay, described how the NoK feel trust in the healthcare professionals and dissatisfaction with the care in relation to the operation. The third main area, Sense of abandonment, described problems with the rehabilitation.<br/><br>
<br/><br>
CONCLUSIONS:<br/><br>
These findings show the importance of pre- and post operative contacts between healthcare professionals, patients and NoK. When the NoK and the patients are well informed it constitutes a basis for fruitful conversations between them and the healthcare professionals, and everyone can be better prepared if complications occur.},
  author       = {Ivarsson, Bodil and Larsson, Sylvia and Lührs, Carsten and Sjöberg, Trygve},
  issn         = {1532-4036},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {6},
  pages        = {331--337},
  publisher    = {Elsevier},
  series       = {Intensive & Critical Care Nursing},
  title        = {Serious complications in connection with cardiac surgery-Next of kin's views on information and support.},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.iccn.2011.10.002},
  volume       = {27},
  year         = {2011},
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