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Stressful Patient Experiences During Intensive Care

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Granja et al identified stressful experiences for a patient being treated in the intensive care unit (ICU). In addition to affecting the patient while in the ICU, these can contribute to a post-traumatic stress disorder or poor post-discharge quality of life. The authors are from the University of Oporto and several hospitals in Portugal.

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