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Risk of Post-traumatic Stress Symptoms in Family Members of Intensive Care Unit Patients

Published inAmerican Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, vol. 171, no. 9, p. 987-994
Publication date2005
Abstract

Rationale: Intensive care unit (ICU) admission of a relative is a stressful event that may cause symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Objectives: Factors associated with these symptoms need to be identified. Methods: For patients admitted to 21 ICUs between March and November 2003, we studied the family member with the main potential decision-making role.

Keywords
  • Autonomy
  • Burden
  • Decision making
  • End of life
  • Paternalism
Affiliation Not a UNIGE publication
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AZOULAY, Elie et al. Risk of Post-traumatic Stress Symptoms in Family Members of Intensive Care Unit Patients. In: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, 2005, vol. 171, n° 9, p. 987–994. doi: 10.1164/rccm.200409-1295OC
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ISSN of the journal1073-449X
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