Karen M Gutierrez
Affiliation: Midwest Cardiovascular Research Foundation
- Critical care nurses' perceptions of and responses to moral distressKaren M Gutierrez
Dimens Crit Care Nurs 24:229-41. 2005..Thus, it is known that moral distress has significant consequences for nurses, but does moral distress affect nurses' provision of care, and if so, how?..
- Advance directives in an intensive care unit: experiences and recommendations of critical care nurses and physiciansKaren M Gutierrez
Department of Nursing and Health Sciences, Metropolitan State University, St Paul, Minnesota 55331, USA
Crit Care Nurs Q 35:396-409. 2012..This study explored the experiences of critical care nurses and physicians with advance directives (ADs) in an intensive care unit (ICU) to identify the benefits and limitations of ADs and recommendations for improvement...
- Experiences and needs of families regarding prognostic communication in an intensive care unit: supporting families at the end of lifeKaren M Gutierrez
Department of Nursing and Health Sciences, Metropolitan State University, St Paul, MN 55106, USA
Crit Care Nurs Q 35:299-313. 2012..Viewing communication as a therapeutic modality, and communicating with compassion, sensitivity, and a genuine sense of caring, can help provide both the information and the emotional support and comfort families desperately need...
- Prognostic communication of critical care nurses and physicians at end of lifeKaren M Gutierrez
Metropolitan State University, St Paul, MN, USA
Dimens Crit Care Nurs 31:170-82. 2012..Nurses' contributions result in a broader picture of prognosis to patients and family members and facilitate end-of-life discussions...