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Easing ICU trauma

Mary-Claire Mason Freelance journalist

Mary-Claire Mason reports on a trial aimed at lowering patients’ stress and reducing the risk of psychological problems developing later

There is growing awareness that patients in intensive care can be severely stressed by their experiences and are at risk of developing mental health problems. A major trial, beginning in a London ICU, will test simple nursing techniques that may reduce patients’ stress, and offer support to patients who are most affected.

Nursing Standard. 28, 32, 20-21. doi: 10.7748/ns2014.

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