By the end of this chapter, you will be able to:
- Examine the transitions of care within the acute system and identify what constitutes an “acute” or “life threatening” illness.
- Discuss the similarities and differences between clients’ needs in emergent care, inpatient care, critical care, ambulatory care and rehabilitation.
- Identify strategies to support clients and their families experiencing acute and life-threatening illness.
- Consider strategies for delivering culturally competent care.