From spouse to caregiver and back: a grounded theory study of post-intensive care unit spousal caregiving.

@article{grd2015FromST,
  title={From spouse to caregiver and back: a grounded theory study of post-intensive care unit spousal caregiving.},
  author={Anne Sophie {\AA}g{\aa}rd and Ingrid Egerod and Else Kirstine T\onnesen and Kirsten Lomborg},
  journal={Journal of advanced nursing},
  year={2015},
  volume={71 8},
  pages={1892-903}
}
AIM To explore the challenges and caring activities of spouses of intensive care unit survivors during the first year of patient recovery. BACKGROUND Every year, millions of people globally are discharged from an intensive care unit after critical illness to continue treatment, care and rehabilitation in general hospital wards, rehabilitation facilities and at home. Consequently, millions of spouses become informal caregivers. Little is known, however, about the concrete challenges spouses… CONTINUE READING