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An audit of completion of diaries for rehabilitation in an intensive care unit.

Ascough, L and Morrell-Scott, NE (2018) An audit of completion of diaries for rehabilitation in an intensive care unit. British Journal of Nursing, 27 (18). pp. 1054-1058. ISSN 0966-0461

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Abstract

Intensive care (ICU) diaries are on the increase in UK hospitals as a therapeutic means to address any psychological impact on the ICU patient. The National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) recommend the development of services to address the psychological needs of patients following critical illness. This article discuss ICU diaries as a service that would aim to meet these needs. There is a greater demand for evidence-based research to support the positive effects of the diaries. Equally, there is a necessity to highlight the negative impact on those patients that oppose their diaries due to traumatic bearing of their critical illness. To gain an insight into the use of patient diaries, an audit was conducted in a single ICU. The article provides an overview of the available literature. Recommendations are made to enhance the use of ICU diaries for clinical practice in the future.

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Additional Information: This document is the Accepted Manuscript version of a Published Work that appeared in final form in British Journal of Nursing, copyright © MA Healthcare, after peer review and technical editing by the publisher. To access the final edited and published work see https://dx.doi.org/10.12968/bjon.2018.27.18.1054
Uncontrolled Keywords: 1110 Nursing
Subjects: R Medicine > RT Nursing
Divisions: School of Nursing & Allied Health
Publisher: Mark Allen Healthcare
Date Deposited: 01 Apr 2019 10:09
Last Modified: 04 Apr 2019 07:10
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/10459

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