Families in the Intensive Care Unit

A Guide to Understanding, Engaging, and Supporting at the Bedside

  • Giora Netzer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Eileen Rubin, Sal Colianni
    Pages 9-15
  3. Joanna L. Hart, Scott D. Halpern
    Pages 17-30
  4. Kristina Stepanovic, Julie Van, James C. Jackson
    Pages 49-59
  5. Stuti J. Jaiswal, Robert L. Owens
    Pages 61-75
  6. Jason H. Maley, Julie Rogan, Mark E. Mikkelsen
    Pages 119-131
  7. Samuel M. Brown, Michael E. Wilson, Chris Benda, Negin Hajizadeh, Ramona O. Hopkins
    Pages 133-150
  8. O. Joseph Bienvenu
    Pages 151-159
  9. Arunmozhi Aravagiri, Waqas Bhatti, Jetina Okereke, Avelino C. Verceles
    Pages 161-177
  10. Judy Elisa Davidson, Janet Marty Mendis, Truong-Giang Huynh, Samantha Gambles Farr, Suzette Jernigan, Steffanie A. Strathdee et al.
    Pages 187-215
  11. Andre Carlos Kajdacsy-Balla Amaral
    Pages 217-229
  12. Jennifer L. McAdam
    Pages 231-249
  13. A. Doran Bostwick, Sarah J. Beesley
    Pages 277-287
  14. Deborah Linehan, Giora Netzer
    Pages 315-326
  15. John G. Cagle, Morgan Bunting
    Pages 327-342
  16. Kimberley Haines
    Pages 343-356
  17. Erin K. Kross, Catherine L. Hough
    Pages 357-364
  18. Back Matter
    Pages 393-400

About this book


This text is one of the first comprehensive resources on understanding and working with families in the intensive care unit. The text provides a conceptual overview of the Family ICU Syndrome, a constellation of physical morbidity, psychopathology, cognitive deficits, and conflict. Outlining its mechanisms, the book presents a guide to combating the syndrome with an interdisciplinary team. The text represents the full array of the interdisciplinary team by also spotlighting administrative considerations for health care management and approaches to training different members of the health care team. Family voices are featured prominently in the text as well. The book also addresses the complete trajectory of needs of care, including survivorship and end-of-life care.
Written by experts in the field, Families in the Intensive Care Unit: A Guide to Understanding, Engaging and Supporting at the Bedside is a state-of-the-art reference for all clinicians who work with families in the ICU.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Giora Netzer
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care MedicineUniversity of Maryland School of MedicineBaltimoreUSA

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