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Review

Factors influencing family member perspectives on safety in the intensive care unit: a systematic review.

Coombs MA, Statton S, Endacott CV, et al. Int J Qual Health Care. 2020;32(9):625-638.

Patient and family empowerment and engagement is a critical component of safety culture in the intensive care unit (ICU). This systematic review identified four factors influencing family member’s perceptions of safety in the adult intensive care unit: ability to visit, information and communication, caring, and professional competence.