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Project Coordinator’s Perspective*: The Critical Care Family Assistance Program

Jean Skelskey, RN; Donna Robillard, MSW; Robin Irwin, MSW
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*From the Evanston Northwestern Healthcare (Ms. Skelskey), Evanston, IL; Oklahoma City Veterans Affairs Medical Center (Ms. Robillard), Oklahoma City, OK; and Ben Taub General Hospital (Ms. Irwin), Houston, TX.

Correspondence to: Jean Skelskey, RN, Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, Evanston, IL; e-mail: JSkelskey@enh.org



Chest. 2005;128(3_suppl):111S-117S. doi:10.1378/chest.128.3_suppl.111S
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A review of the formation and development of the Critical Care Family Assistance Program (CCFAP) traces its origins to a series of goals and objectives that are based on findings from several decades of research about family satisfaction. These goals and objectives that were developed by The CHEST Foundation culminate in a mandate “to respond to the unmet needs of families of critically ill patients in hospital ICUs through the provision of educational and family support resources” (The CHEST Foundation; unpublished data; 2002).

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