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Transition in the critically ill patients: Malaysian nurses’ perspective

Mohamed Ludin, Mohamed Ludin and Arbon, Paul and Parker, Steve (2010) Transition in the critically ill patients: Malaysian nurses’ perspective. In: The 2010 International Nursing Conference: Diversity and Dynamic of Nursing Science and Art, 7-9 April, 2010, Phuket, Thailand. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Background: The concept of transition is one of the concepts that are central to the nursing discipline. Hence, nurses understanding and experience in caring for critically ill patients undergoing transition are important to promote smooth transition and prevent negative long term outcomes to the patients. Knowledge on patients’ transition through the nurses’ could be useful and helpful in understanding and helping nurses to value and intervene nursing therapeutic for the patients experiencing transition. This paper represents part of a study on the nurses’ perception of the meaning of transition in the critically ill patients and the effects to the patients, families and nurses themselves. Aim: To understand what is the meaning of transition in the critically ill patients and the nurses’ experience in caring for the patients undergoing transition. Design and method: A descriptive interpretive research approach, influenced by Grounded theory method of analysis was used. Data collection carried out through focus group and in-depth individual interviews with a total of 34 participants (5 focus group and 10 individual interviews) in the Malaysian Critical/Intensive Care Unit. The data were subject to constant comparative analysis. Results: The meaning of nurses’ understanding on critically ill patients in transition and experience in caring for the patients emerged as six categories: Illness and severity, sequel of transition, fate, faith and hopefulness, care concern, emotional effects and moral stress. Conclusion: This finding provides understanding on C/ICU nurses’ awareness and knowledge on the concept of transition experienced by the critically ill patients and the impacts to the patients, families and nurses. This understanding is necessary for the nurses in assisting the patients and families in coping with transition. Recommendation can be made to the nursing education to increase student nurses level of knowledge on patients’ transition and transitional care in preparing them in the clinical practice.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 4633/17218
Uncontrolled Keywords: Transition, critically ill, critical and intensive care unit, transitional care
Subjects: R Medicine > RT Nursing
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Nursing
Depositing User: DR Salizar Mohamed Ludin
Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2012 15:47
Last Modified: 03 Feb 2012 15:47
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/17218

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