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Older patients 'feel safer' the more visible nurses are

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High visibility of nurses helps older critical care patients feel safe, according to Indiana University researchers.

They held in depth interviews with 10 patients previously admitted to ICU.

The authors said: “Nurses must present themselves as accessible so patients perceive that they can initiate interaction with a qualified nurse. Patients must also see that nurses are monitoring them.”

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  • michael stone

    Two points.

    The conclusion, does not surprise me - it is what I would have expected to be the case.

    Secondly, for conclusions based on in-depth 'interviews/discussions', is 10 responses accepted as being a high-enough figure ? It probably should be - I find that getting 10 people to properly answer questions, is remarkably difficult - so is 'We got 10 replies, which were ....' an acceptable 'evidence-base' ?

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