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Title: Effectiveness of critical care discharge information in supporting early recovery from critical illness
Author: Bench, S., Day, T. and Griffiths, P.
Date Published: 2013
Reference: Critical Care Nurse, 33(3), 41-52
Are service users or carers authors: No/Not Known

Abstract: When patients are discharged from critical care to a general ward, they often experience considerable distress. Providing information to patients and relatives may reduce this stress and lead to earlier recovery. This study reviewed the evidence base on giving discharge information to critical care patients and asked whether service users had been involved in developing the information. Few studies were available. Only two had involved service users, and then in only developing ideas for content. The authors conclude that future research in this area would benefit from involving service users and carers, to avoid professionals controlling the information that is provided to patients.

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Categories: health
nature and extent of public involvement in research
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Date Entered: 2014/01/08

Date Edited: 2014/01/08

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