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Name of Media:

Grief and critical illness recovery


Annie Johnson

Publisher or Source:

Mayo Clinic

Type of Media:

Magazine Article

Media Originally for:

Former ICU Patients or Their Caregivers, General Public

Country of Origin:

United States

Primary Focus of Media:

Post Intensive Care Syndrome (PICS)

COVID-19 Related:



When we talk about critical illness recovery, we often speak about physical debility, fatigue, anxiety, depression and even anger. But less often do we name another very common experience and emotion - grief. After all, you just survived a critical illness, why would you be grieving? Shouldn't you be thankful, happy even? That may how the outside world interprets your experience, but for your thankfulness and happiness during this time may be very elusive emotions.

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