Date of Award
Open Access Thesis
Master of Arts in Nursing (MAN)
The intensive care unit (ICU) can be a very stressful environment. Patients are critically ill and require constant monitoring. Indeed, high tech care in the ICU environment includes multiple factors that may impair the patient's ability to sleep and rest. The purpose of this paper is to describe a practice model that is conducive to patient healing in an intensive care unit in a large urban hospital. This practice model is significant to patients, families, and nursing staff and is based on Florence Nightingale's Environmental Model of Nursing and her thirteen canons. This paper describes the potential implementation of the practice model, evaluation, and recommendations for the model.
Egbers, Elissa, "Creating a Healing Environment in the Intensive Care Unit" (2011). Theses and Graduate Projects. 463.