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 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 17
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1186/s12871-017-0388-1
  • Journal Name: BMC ANESTHESIOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus

Abstract

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.