'One patient amongst many': a qualitative analysis of intensive care unit patients' experiences of transferring to the general ward

@article{Field2008OnePA,
  title={'One patient amongst many': a qualitative analysis of intensive care unit patients' experiences of transferring to the general ward},
  author={Kate H Field and Suman Prinjha and Kathryn M. Rowan},
  journal={Critical Care},
  year={2008},
  volume={12},
  pages={R21 - R21}
}
INTRODUCTION Many patients experience 'relocation stress' when they are transferred from an intensive care unit (ICU) to step-down (high dependency) or general ward care, and much has been written about the psychological causes. This qualitative analysis of in-depth, narrative interviews with former ICU patients explores and examines patients' accounts in order to identify additional causes of relocation stress. METHODS Forty former ICU patients were recruited throughout the UK, using maximum… CONTINUE READING
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