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Being voiceless: a review on patient communication in intensive care unit

Mohamed Ariffin, Suzilawati and Mohamed Ludin, Salizar and Mohd Arifin, Siti Roshaidai (2020) Being voiceless: a review on patient communication in intensive care unit. Systematic Reviews in Pharmacy, 11 (12). pp. 1328-1333. ISSN 0975-8453 E-ISSN 0976-2779

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Introduction: When speech is integral, the interactions will come out automatically; but if the speech is damaged, even the necessary conversation is challenging to handle. While providing nursing care to the patients, nurses must appreciate the uniqueness of each patient and try to promote good health and well-being as much as they can. To do so, the nurses must help the patients to fulfil their needs by adequately listening to the patients’ 'voices'. Objective: To appraise available evidence that investigates voiceless among patients in the Intensive Care Unit. Design: A literature review. Data sources: Six online databases namely CINAHL, ProQuest, ScienceDirect, Clinical key, Scopus, and Ovid Medline were searched. Review methods: Relevant studies were identified using the combined approaches of electronic database search and manually searched journals. Results: Twelve 12 studies met the inclusion criteria. A few topics summarised from the studies provided a general view of the nurse-patient communication in the Intensive Care Unit, barriers and factors that limit the nurse-patient communication, consequences of voicelessness, and the methods to overcome voicelessness. Conclusion: Supports from nurses are needed by patients, especially when they are mechanically ventilated, for them to make sense of their conditions and to try to cope with it.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5378/83766
Uncontrolled Keywords: being voiceless, nurse-patient communication, interaction, intensive care unit, ICU's patient, ICU nurses
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine
R Medicine > RT Nursing
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Nursing
Kulliyyah of Nursing > Department of Critical Care Nursing
Kulliyyah of Nursing > Department of Professional Nursing Studies
Kulliyyah of Nursing > Department of Special Care Nursing
Depositing User: Dr. Siti Roshaidai Mohd Arifin
Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2020 15:47
Last Modified: 17 Jan 2021 10:36
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/83766

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