Visiting and Communication Policy in Intensive Care Units during COVID-19 Pandemic: A Cross-sectional Survey from South Asia and the Middle East


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Chanchalani G., Arora N., Nasa P., Sodhi K., Al Bahrani M. J. , Al Tayar A., ...More

INDIAN JOURNAL OF CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE, vol.26, no.3, pp.268-275, 2022 (ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 26 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.5005/jp-journals-10071-24091
  • Journal Name: INDIAN JOURNAL OF CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, CAB Abstracts, CINAHL, EMBASE, Veterinary Science Database
  • Page Numbers: pp.268-275
  • Keywords: Communication barrier, Do not resuscitate orders, End-of-life care, Family communication, Informed consent, Informed consent document, Patient visitors, Terminal care, Visitors to patients
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Purpose:The coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) pandemic had affected the visiting or communicating policies with family members. We surveyed the intensive care units (ICUs) in South Asia and the Middle East to assess the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on visiting and communication policies.