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Dimens Crit Care Nurs. 1997 May-Jun;16(3):132-41.

Patients' recollections of critical care.

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University Hospital of Arkansas, USA.


Warm, caring, competent critical care nurses who communicate respect for patients' dignity and individuality alleviate fear and stress of a critical care unit stay. Patients perceive these nurses as professionals who deliver quality care. When cared for by critical care nurses with these characteristics, patients' satisfaction with care is heightened. This article provides an insight to patients' responses concerning their care in a critical care unit.

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