Coming out of intensive care crazy: dreams of affliction.

@article{Richman2000ComingOO,
  title={Coming out of intensive care crazy: dreams of affliction.},
  author={Joshua S. Richman},
  journal={Qualitative health research},
  year={2000},
  volume={10 1},
  pages={
          84-102
        }
}
The impetus for this article was the author's experience of illness, necessitating 5 months of hospitalization, 7 weeks of which were spent in a coma in an intensive care unit (ICU). The origins and general characteristics of ICUs are noted. A pastiche of illness narrative is constructed to allow for the author's own comment on his experience. The intensive care syndrome (ICS), a permeable category, continuing the aftermath of surgery and the social, psychological, mechanical, and… CONTINUE READING
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