Are we ready to accept family members at bedside ward rounds in our ICU?

25 March, 2014|

Hello everybody!As critically ill patients are often unable to participate in ICU treatments decisions, substitute decision makers (SDMs), most of the time, family members, have an important role in decision-making. This demands a high information exchange with key healthcare providers, especially attending physicians, but time constraints and restrained availability limit the frequency of family meetings.Family presence during ward rounds, already [...]