Detecting acute distress and risk of future psychological morbidity in critically ill patients: validation of the intensive care psychological assessment tool

INTRODUCTION The psychological impact of critical illness on a patient can be severe, and frequently results in acute distress as well as psychological morbidity after leaving hospital. A UK guideline states that patients should be assessed in critical care units, both for acute distress and risk of future psychological morbidity; but no suitable method for… CONTINUE READING