Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
First Committee Member
Carolyn E. Sabo
Number of Pages
The purpose of this study was to identify the immediate perceived needs of family members of trauma patients and to compare these to trauma nurses' perceptions of the needs of family members of trauma patients. This is important to both the nurses and the families. Analysis of the findings will enable nurses to better assist families in coping with the crisis of a loved one's hospitalization by directly addressing those areas that family members have identified as being most important to them; The study population was 60 nurses at a Level II trauma center, who are directly involved in caring for trauma patients, and the families of 75 trauma patients chosen at random from the approximately 200 trauma patients admitted to the selected care center per month. Data was collected via questionnaires administered to both study groups. (Abstract shortened with permission of author.).
Family; Immediate; Members; Nurses; Patients; Perceived; Perceptions; Trauma
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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Case, Suzanne Cecilia, "The immediate perceived needs of family members of trauma patients and how they differ from the nurses' perceptions of needs" (1991). UNLV Retrospective Theses & Dissertations. 164.