Benefits of the Involvement of Nurses in Meetings Between Physicians and the Families of Patients in the ICU. (NEWS)
When a patient is admitted to the ICU this often happens so suddenly that this can create a significant amount of stress and anxiety for family members for several reasons. Firstly, the family does not have a pre existing relationship with the ICU team. Secondly, the urgency of the situation and the technic it requires is often such that minimal information can be given to family members. And finally, as a result of the unpredictability of each patient's condition, it can be difficult to predict outcome for family members. Together, these factors compound the stress and anxiety of family members. This anxiety is natural and it is important for health caregivers to be able to offer the best support possible. A high quality communication provided by structured information given by physicians and nurses as well could improve support to the families and lead to greater satisfaction.
Giving information to families during meetings is crucial at 3 moments: at the first day when the patient is admitted, at day 3, weekly and each time important news is given (surgery, deterioration in condition, end-of-life).
The purpose of this project is to evaluate if the involvement of nurses during those meetings could improve quality in communication which is assessed by mixed methods. Families and healthcare workers satisfaction will be assessed by qualitative methodology. Family peritraumatic stress, symptoms of anxiety and depression and PTSD will be assessed using validated scales.
Training of healthcare workers will be done by role play. Information to the families is delivered using a framework for physicians and nurses. All the meetings of the study will be audited by a psychologist.
Family Traumatic Dissociation
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||Benefits of the Involvement of Nurses in Meetings Between Physicians and the Families of Patients in the ICU.|
- Family satisfaction assessed by qualitative approach [ Time Frame: Patient's ICU discharge day (up to 3 months after Day 1) ]
- Healthcaregivers' satifaction assessed by qualitative approach [ Time Frame: End of the study (up to 2 years) ]
- Family PTSD [ Time Frame: 3 months after patient's ICU discharge (up to 6 months after Day 1) ]
- Family HADS [ Time Frame: 3 months after patient's ICU discharge (up to 6 months after Day 1) ]
- Family peri-traumatic dissociation [ Time Frame: Patient's ICU discharge (up to 3 months after Day 1) ]
|Study Start Date:||January 2013|
|Study Completion Date:||October 2014|
|Primary Completion Date:||June 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
|Doctor and nurse|
|Doctor without nurse|
-Randomized trial with two arms: arm 1: information is delivered by a team (physician and nurse) arm 2: information is delivered by the physician alone
-During the different meetings of the study: at day 1, at day 3, weekly and in case of deterioration of the patient condition.
The other days, family information is delivered as usually in both arms.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01745406
|Groupe Hospitalier Paris Saint Joseph - Service de Réanimation Polyvalente|
|Paris, France, 75014|