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Nursing issues
Nurses' Attitudes Towards Family Importance in Nursing Care Across Europe
  1. Alexis Weber,
  2. Kathleen Ronca,
  3. Myriam Cadet
  1. Nursing, CUNY Hostos Community College, Bronx, New York, USA
  1. Correspondence to Ms. Alexis Weber, Nursing, CUNY Hostos Community College, Bronx, New York, 10451, USA; lexxwebz{at}

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Commentary on: Shamali M, Esandi Larramendi N, Østergaard B, Barbieri-Figueiredo M, Brødsgaard A, Canga-Armayor A, Dieperink KB, Garcia-Vivar C, Konradsen H, Nordtug B, Lambert V, Mahrer-Imhof R, Metzing S, Nagl-Cupal M, Imhof L, Svavarsdottir EK, Swallow V, Luttik ML. Nurses' attitudes towards family importance in nursing care across Europe. J Clin Nurs. 2022 Jul 11. doi: 10.1111/jocn.16456. Epub ahead of print.

Implications for practice and research

  • Nursing organisations need to investigate family involvement in nursing care by implementing quality improvement projects for safety.

  • Nurses must implement family involvement interventions to improve patient-centred care in their practice.

  • Future research should examine family members’ roles in the decision-making process to improve positive health outcomes.


Family involvement in healthcare has a positive impact on patient health outcomes as well as the overall health of the families involved in …

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  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

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