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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/335377
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Emergence and Evolution of the Intensive Care Patient Diary
Other Titles:
Symposium: ICU Diary: Supporting the Intensive Care Patients Transition from the ICU
Author(s):
Egerod, Ingrid
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Ingrid Egerod, PhD, MSN, RN, ingrid.egerod@gmail.com
Abstract:
Session presented on Saturday, July 26, 2014: Purpose: The intensive care patient diaries originated in the Scandinavia countries of Denmark, Norway and Sweden. In the 1990's, the ICU nurses began keeping the ICU diary with the purpose of helping their patients come to terms with their illness following being discharged from the hospital. The diaries were written by the nurses, with the patient's family contributing as well. Following being critically ill and being cared for in the intensive care setting, patients were found to be developing psychological problems such as nightmares, hallucinations, delusions, anxiety, depression and symptoms of posttraumatic stress. The purpose of this study was to compare and describe the emergence and evolution of the intensive care patient diary among the ICU units located in Denmark, Norway, and Sweden. Methods: This study was a meta-analyses comparative international multicenter design. The qualitative secondary analysis sought to examine data previously developed to describe the practice of keeping intensive care diaries for critically ill patients. The research questions were: (1) what are the differences and commonalities in using patient diaries in the three Scandinavian countries and (2) how did it start and where are we now? Results: The results of the study indicated the diaries were introduced concurrently in Denmark, Norway and Sweden. The concept of the ICU diary began as a cross-national grass-roots initiative and evolved into an evidence-base knowledge domain of inquire. Reoccurring terms described the diary as: (1) a therapeutic instrument; (2) an act of caring; (3) an expression of empathy, and (4) a combination of all of the above. Conclusion: Diaries have the potential to fulfill the innate needs of the patient who struggles to understand what happened to them and aids them as they constructs their own story of what happened.
Keywords:
Anxiety; ICU Diary; PostTraumatic Stress Disorder
Repository Posting Date:
17-Nov-2014
Date of Publication:
17-Nov-2014 ; 17-Nov-2014
Other Identifiers:
INRC14H11
Conference Date:
2014
Conference Name:
25th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Hong Kong
Description:
International Nursing Research Congress, 2014 Theme: Engaging Colleagues: Improving Global Health Outcomes. Held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wanchai, Hong Kong

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleThe Emergence and Evolution of the Intensive Care Patient Diaryen
dc.title.alternativeSymposium: ICU Diary: Supporting the Intensive Care Patients Transition from the ICUen
dc.contributor.authorEgerod, Ingriden
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen
dc.author.detailsIngrid Egerod, PhD, MSN, RN, ingrid.egerod@gmail.comen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/335376-
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Saturday, July 26, 2014: Purpose: The intensive care patient diaries originated in the Scandinavia countries of Denmark, Norway and Sweden. In the 1990's, the ICU nurses began keeping the ICU diary with the purpose of helping their patients come to terms with their illness following being discharged from the hospital. The diaries were written by the nurses, with the patient's family contributing as well. Following being critically ill and being cared for in the intensive care setting, patients were found to be developing psychological problems such as nightmares, hallucinations, delusions, anxiety, depression and symptoms of posttraumatic stress. The purpose of this study was to compare and describe the emergence and evolution of the intensive care patient diary among the ICU units located in Denmark, Norway, and Sweden. Methods: This study was a meta-analyses comparative international multicenter design. The qualitative secondary analysis sought to examine data previously developed to describe the practice of keeping intensive care diaries for critically ill patients. The research questions were: (1) what are the differences and commonalities in using patient diaries in the three Scandinavian countries and (2) how did it start and where are we now? Results: The results of the study indicated the diaries were introduced concurrently in Denmark, Norway and Sweden. The concept of the ICU diary began as a cross-national grass-roots initiative and evolved into an evidence-base knowledge domain of inquire. Reoccurring terms described the diary as: (1) a therapeutic instrument; (2) an act of caring; (3) an expression of empathy, and (4) a combination of all of the above. Conclusion: Diaries have the potential to fulfill the innate needs of the patient who struggles to understand what happened to them and aids them as they constructs their own story of what happened.en
dc.subjectAnxietyen
dc.subjectICU Diaryen
dc.subjectPostTraumatic Stress Disorderen
dc.date.available2014-11-17T13:50:58Z-
dc.date.issued2014-11-17-
dc.date.issued2014-11-17en
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-17T13:50:58Z-
dc.conference.date2014en
dc.conference.name25th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationHong Kongen
dc.descriptionInternational Nursing Research Congress, 2014 Theme: Engaging Colleagues: Improving Global Health Outcomes. Held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wanchai, Hong Kongen
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