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Patient comfort during critical illness special issue

Ramelet, A-S. & Aitken, L. M. ORCID: 0000-0001-5722-9090 (2018). Patient comfort during critical illness special issue. Australian Critical Care, 31(3), pp. 143-144. doi: 10.1016/S1036-7314(18)30076-6


Pain, anxiety, agitation and delirium have been associated with cognitive impairments, poor health-related quality of life, and mortality in both adults and children. A proactive approach to early, effective assessment is a pre-requisite for appropriate management of those symptoms and is a core element of nursing care of critically ill patients. As nurses are at the bedside 24/7, it is essential for them to show leadership in this area of practice that requires the input of the inter-disciplinary team to achieve high quality outcomes for the patient. This special issue is a demonstration of the growing body of science available to address the diverse challenges in assessment and care in this area.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: © 2018. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine
R Medicine > RT Nursing
Departments: School of Health & Psychological Sciences
Text - Accepted Version
Available under License Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial No Derivatives.

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