Making a Difference

Reference for the article to be critiqued

Al Multair, A., Plummer, V., O’Brien, A. P. and Clerehan, R. (2014) ‘Attitudes of healthcare providers towards family involvement and presence in adult critical care units in Saudi Arabia: a quantitative study’, Journal of clinical nursing, 23(5), pp 744-755.

Rationale for choice and relevance to area of nursing/ midwifery practice
The involvement of family members during routine care or other emergency procedures in intensive care units (ICU) has been a debatable topic from early 1980s (Gunes and Zaybac, 2009). ). Family presence was characterized as the participation of one or all the more relatives in an area that managed visual or physical contact with a patient during critical care (Ichors et al 2001). Some evidence suggest that the health care providers have a positive attitude towards family member’s involvement in critical care units (Oman and Duran, 2010). While others concluded that Asian professionals are more resistant than others (Badir et al., 2007, Zakaria and Siddique, 2008).Evidence shows that, the presence and participation of family members can enhance patient and family satisfaction, because it improves the safety of care. Currents studies on family involvement in critical units states that, family-centred care (FCC) has been described as a partnership health care decision-making (Kuo et al., 2012). Family needs of emergency unit is a point generally inquired about, yet to date, however, the use of that examination to the clinical practice rules is limited. Presence of family members in adult critical care units is a relatively new trend (Bashayreh et al., 2013)

Purpose of study
Mutair., et al (2014) undertook a study to define healthcare workers approach towards family participation in adult health care units in Saudi Arabia. The main aim of this study was to establish the understanding of attitude of healthcare workers towards family participation in critical care units. In...