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Name of Media:

Post-traumatic stress disorder following critical illness


Terry Hainsworth, BSc, RGN

Publisher or Source:

Nursing Times

Type of Media:

Magazine Article

Media Originally for:

General Public, Nurses and/or Other Critical Care Medical Professionals

Country of Origin:

United States

Primary Focus of Media:

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

COVID-19 Related:



When patients enter the dynamic environment of an intensive care unit (ICU) they are often not only critically ill but are also experiencing a psychological crisis (Hardicre, 2003a). Last week two studies were published that highlight the stressful effects of this experience.

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