Recovery after ICU not meeting patients needs
Intensive care can be a traumatic time for people suffering from illness, but does the trauma ease after discharge?
People in intensive care are there because they are suffering from a serious medical problem, such as lung problems that require a ventilator, or recovering from life threatening surgery.
Doug Elliott has been looking at life after intensive care and found that physical and mental health is seriously affected, months after discharge.
Doug is a Professor of Nursing in the Faculty of Health at UTS. He speaks to Ellen Leabeater.
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