Identifying Patients' Support Needs Following Critical Illness

A Scoping Review of the Qualitative Literature

J. King; B. O'Neill; P. Ramsay; M. A. Linden; A. Darweish Medniuk; J. Outtrim; B. Blackwood


Crit Care. 2019;23(187) 

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Our review is the first to identify and summarise the changes in social support needs among intensive care survivors across the continuum from intensive care to the home and community environment. Patient needs are complex after ICU and should be assessed for each individual so that needs driven care and services can be appropriately provided to help recovery. Future research could consider the results from this review if developing a needs assessment tool for the critical care population.