August 10, 2017

Call for Papers: Special Issue

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Family-centred care in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU)

When working in intensive care, it does not take long to realise that intensive care nursing is not just about operating technology and managing medical treatments. Nor is it solely about providing physical and psychological support for the critically ill patient. Intensive and critical care nursing is also caring for, and caring about, families1. It is important to remember that in skillfully managing such situations, involving family members in bedside care can positively impact on patient outcome2.
We wish to draw attention to placing families at the centre of care and to recognise the importance of supporting family members through a forthcoming special issue. We therefore invite papers for that focus on family-centred care in all critical care settings, including adult ICU, Paediatric Intensive Care and Neonatal Intensive Care.
We welcome research studies, reviews, practice development projects, case studies, or commentaries, from clinicians and researchers in the field of all critical and intensive care settings*.
Intensive & Critical Care Nursing has a current Impact Factor of 1.326**
Further details can be found on the journal homepage at http://www.intensivecriticalcarenursing.com/c…/callforpapers
Jos M Latour & Maureen Coombs
Special Issue Co-Editors