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Name of Media:

Intensive care: Experiences of family & friends - Lack of support and information

Author(s):

Healthtalk.org

Publisher or Source:

Healthtalk.org

Type of Media:

Brochure

Media Originally for:

Critical Care Physicians, Former ICU Patients, Former ICU Patients' Family Members, Friends or Caregivers, Nurses and/or Other Critical Care Medical Professionals

Country of Origin:

United Kingdom

Primary Focus of Media:

Pre-Use of PICS Designation

COVID-19 Related:

No

Description:

Many people felt there was a lack of support for ICU patients when they were discharged from hospital and recovering at home. Some said they were shocked and disappointed when the ill person had come back home but hadn't received any physiotherapy or other treatment, even though they'd still been extremely weak and immobile. One man said he had to pay for his wife to have physiotherapy privately and felt that they'd only started receiving the emotional support they needed when they joined a local support group. Some people said they'd worried about a lack of support for ICU patients during recovery, which meant they failed to discover whether the ill person was being adequately cared for when they got home.

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