Visiting Hour Policies in Intensive Care Units, Southern Iran

  title={Visiting Hour Policies in Intensive Care Units, Southern Iran},
  author={Saeedeh Haghbin and Zahra Tayebi and Ahmad Abbasian and Hossein Haghbin},
  booktitle={Iranian Red Crescent medical journal},
Dear Editor, Admission to intensive care unit (ICU) is potentially a stressful experience for both the patients and their families. In addition to pain and severity of the critical diseases, sleeplessness, immobility and overwhelming noises from ICU equipments, anxiety from overhearing the stranger and unfamiliar conversations of the staff and visitors about the patients’ conditions, psychologically affect the ICU patient. The critical condition of the patients could be a source of stress for… CONTINUE READING