Analysis of patient diaries in Danish ICUs: a narrative approach.

  title={Analysis of patient diaries in Danish ICUs: a narrative approach.},
  author={Ingrid Egerod and Doris F. Christensen},
  journal={Intensive & critical care nursing},
  volume={25 5},
OBJECTIVES The objective was to describe the structure and content of patient diaries written for critically ill patients in Danish intensive care units (ICUs). BACKGROUND Critical illness is associated with physical and psychological aftermath including cognitive impairment and post-traumatic stress. Patient diaries written in the intensive care unit are used to help ICU-survivors come to terms with their illness. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY The study had a qualitative, descriptive and… CONTINUE READING