Anxiety in response to stress is inevitable in everyday life. How individuals cope with anxiety and stress is important in understanding how the individuals are functioning in their personal, social, and occupational roles. Leske, (2002) in her online article on Interventions to Decrease Family Anxiety said that any illness severe enough to necessitate admission to a critical care unit is life threatening and can precipitate severe anxiety within a family system. Because of the sudden onset of critical illness, anxiety experienced within the family system cannot be prevented. Fear of death, uncertain outcome, emotional turmoil, financial concerns, role changes, disruption of routines, and unfamiliar hospital environments are a few sources of anxiety for family members.