Psychosocial Needs of the Critically Ill Obstetric Patient: The Nurse's RoleCampbell, Patricia T. MSN, Med, RNC; Rudisill, Pamela T. MSN, Med, CCRNCritical Care Nursing Quarterly: January-March 2006 - Volume 29 - Issue 1 - p 77–80 Article Buy Abstract Author InformationAuthors A critically ill obstetric patient can present a challenging and rewarding experience for the nurse who is accustomed to caring for the typical intensive care unit patient. This patient population makes up a small percentage of the average daily census in adult critical care units across the country. The patient population accounts for less than 2% of admissions in the developed countries, and these patients experience a very low mortality rate. This article will describe those psychosocial needs and address the nurse's role in meeting the needs. A case study will be presented to provide specific points for focus. Women's & Children's Services, Presbyterian Hospital, Charlotte, NC (Ms Campbell); and Lake Norman Regional Medical Center, Mooresville, NC (Ms Rudisill). Corresponding author: Patricia T. Campbell, MSN, Med, RNC, Women's & Children's Services, Presbyterian Hospital, Charlotte, NC 28233 (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org). © 2006 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.