Family Visitation: A Guide To Family Visitation

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Lay Audience Brochure. A Guide to Family Visitation The process of disseminating information requires nursing scholars to identify a target audiences and develop a communication medium that is applicable to the audience’s literacy and comprehension needs (Bastable, 2006). The target audience can range from professionals in the field of interest to the general population, known as a lay audience. The purpose of this paper is to identify the target lay audience for a brochure entitled, A Guide to Family Visitation. The brochure was developed as a communication medium for disseminating information drawn from the scholarly article entitled, To Open or not to Open. Should that still be the Question? Examining Open Visitations for Critical Care …show more content…
Illustrations were included to assist readers to build connections between the content presented and improve the recall of information (Whittingham et al., 2008). In addition, key ideas and terms were highlighted bold to emphasize significance and assist readers in comprehension and recollection (Whittingham et al., 2008). Recollection of the information presented in the brochure is important, as it applies to family visitation practices throughout an entire CCU admission, which can be a lengthy period of …show more content…
The brochure will be included in the CCU Admission Package distributed to all families and if applicable, patients. To improve accessibility of information, the brochure will be published in various languages that represented within the target audience community. The brochure is warranted, as it provides a guideline for open visitation and standardizes practice by ensuring each patient and family are provided with equal opportunity to visit their loved one in the CCU at

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