Award Date

1-1-1991

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Department

Nursing

First Committee Member

Carolyn E. Sabo

Number of Pages

79

Abstract

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.).

Keywords

Family; Immediate; Members; Nurses; Patients; Perceived; Perceptions; Trauma

Controlled Subject

Nursing

File Format

pdf

File Size

2334.72 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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Identifier

https://doi.org/10.25669/n2ht-e2rr


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