Qualitative article critique on: ''Families speak about inpatient end-of live care'' Data analysis The data''s types that were collected in the whole research, through the survey questionnaires were 17 Likert-type scale satisfaction items, 3 demographic items and 3 open-ended questions. As this article describes the qualitative analysis of the 3 open-ended questions the data type collected here was the satisfaction''s comments of the families that participated in the survey. Data was analyzed by first categorizing the responses to the 3 open-ended questions, then the comments given in each response were allocated to the appropriate category. With this finished they used t tests to compare in general the satisfaction for responses with negative comments and those with positive comments. A scale, from 1 (poor) to 5 (execelent), that rated the outcome measured the general satisfaction. In order to perform the analysis they used the SPSS. Exactly which coding system was used for this study was not mentioned. Data interpretation was verified against the result given in the researches they reviewed Results / Discussion of results. (application to practice) The three open-ended questions were answered by the all 855. The research came out to be a powerful tool for families to express their satisfaction or dissatisfaction of the healthcare provided to their loved ones at the end of their life. The researches found that families who pointed two or more positive comments showed high satisfaction from the service, while families who pointed two or more negative comments were highly dissatisfied from the care given to their loved ones. The authors recommend clinical staff to relate to the dissatisfactory behaviors pointed out by families as well as to satisfactory behaviors. While practicing satisfactory behavior, clinical staff must know what was considered as dissatisfactory behaviors and minimize such behaviors or eliminate it. And those findings will help the care providers to give better service to patients and familes. The recommendations for practice can be used by nurses and other allied professionals within the work. We believe that the issue of end-of- life care is an important role of nursing, and all professionals should adopt the applicable part. No other information is needed for applying the findings to practice just the will is needed.
We do not see any risks in putting the research to practice; The benefits in applying the studies recommendations will help all those staff members, who are in contact with patients and families, provide excellent end-of-life care to the patients and their families thus increase satisfaction from patients and families. furthermore, we believe that continuing the present practice is the opposite of all what we believe as nurses, in human dignity, and nursing care. The issue is more crucial when we are caring for dying patients and their families, where we believe we should practice our best nursing skills. To practice what resulted from the research needs staff training and it can be included in one of the many in service training programs already existed, so we do not think that the costs will be high. We believe that high costs will be needed if the results of the research will not be applied: the hospital reputation, and even negligence lawsuits. We believe that high costs will be needed if the results of the research will not be applied: the hospital reputation, and even negligence lawsuits. Limitations. The authors in the study do say the there are a few limitations to the study as the low rate of responses 31% and the fact that they could not match the patients who died with those who answered the survey as their identity was kept secret. Those limitations did not hinder the findings, as those were consistent with the findings of the researches they reviewed for their own study. Timetable. The research for the study took twenty-eight month, from September 2001 till December 2003nces Marla R. London, MA; Janyce Lundstedt, MS, RN, CNS (2006). Families Speak About Inpatient End-of-Life Care, published in J Nurs Care Qual. 2007 Apr-Jun; Vol. 22, No. 2, pages 152-158.