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Name of Media:

Support groups for ‘ICU survivors’ are springing up. But will patients traumatized by intensive care show up?

Author(s):

Megan Thielking

Publisher or Source:

Stat

Type of Media:

Newspaper Article

Media Originally for:

Former ICU Patients, Former ICU Patients' Family Members, Friends or Caregivers, General Public

Country of Origin:

United States

Primary Focus of Media:

Post Intensive Care Syndrome (PICS)

COVID-19 Related:

No

Description:

Survival can seem like the only goal during a stay in a hospital’s intensive care unit. But for many patients, the aftermath can be just as harrowing. Now, an international initiative has launched support groups designed to help those who have left the ICU — if they can be persuaded to come in and talk about their struggles.

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