A survey of intensive care unit visiting policies in the United Kingdom.

  title={A survey of intensive care unit visiting policies in the United Kingdom.},
  author={John D. Hunter and Chris Goddard and Mark Rothwell and S Ketharaju and Henrietta Cooper},
  volume={65 11},
Admission to an intensive care unit is a highly stressful event for both patients and their relatives. Feelings of anxiety, pain, fear and a sense of isolation are often reported by survivors of a critical illness, whilst the majority of relatives report symptoms of anxiety or depression while their relative was in the intensive care unit. Traditionally, infection control concerns and a belief that liberal visiting by patients' relatives interferes with the provision of patient care have led… CONTINUE READING
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