The communication between patient relatives and physicians in intensive care units

Cicekci F., Duran N., Ayhan B., Arican S., Ilban O., Kara I., ...More

BMC ANESTHESIOLOGY, vol.17, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 17
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1186/s12871-017-0388-1
  • Title of Journal : BMC ANESTHESIOLOGY


Background: Patients in intensive care units (ICUs) are often physically unable to communicate with their physicians. Thus, the sharing of information about the on-going treatment of the patients in ICUs is directly related to the communication attitudes governing a patient's relatives and the physician. This study aims to analyze the attitudes displayed by the relatives of patients and the physician with the purpose of determining the communication between the two parties.