Nursing Studies' programme of research in Critical Care which has a focus on the critical illness journey and recovery.
Nursing Studies has an established programme of research in Critical Care which has a focus on the critical illness journey and recovery, complex interventions and on providing different perspectives on critical care nursing.
Within this theme there is a strong focus on the period of recovery following a critical illness. This includes not only the experiences of patients but also families' experiences of critical illness and those of ICU nurses.
Research is looking at family involvement in care during critical care and how patients experience this and their recovery. Studies are also looking at the patient’s experience of delirium during critical care and how this impacts on their recovery.
The experience of using diaries is being investigated looking at the patient, family member and nurse perspective.
Intensive care and family Participation (InPut)
National and international governmental policies and healthcare research emphasise the importance of Patient and Family-Centered Care (PFCC). InPut is a benchmark study that explores the feasibility and acceptability of family care participation in intensive care from the perspectives of intensive care patients, on adult families and nurses. This study will lead to the development and testing of an intervention to transform care delivery and improve patients’ and family’s experiences in ICU.
Researchers: PI Claire Kydonaki; Co-Is: Susanne Kean, Jennifer Tocher
Staff Members involved with Critical Care research
Leanne Aitken, Honorary Professor
Claire Kydonaki, Honorary Fellow
Sheila Rodgers, Head of Nursing Studies
Lisa Salisbury, Research Fellow