Patients' dreams and unreal experiences following intensive care unit admission

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Title Patients' dreams and unreal experiences following intensive care unit admission
Author Roberts, Brigit; Chaboyer, Wendy
Journal Name Nursing in Critical Care
Year Published 2004
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
Abstract " Dreams and unreal experiences occur commonly in critically ill patients admitted to intensive care unit " This study describes 31 Patients' dreams and explores the relationship between Patients' subjective recall 1218 months after intensive care unit discharge and their observed behaviour during their intensive care unit stay " Semi-structured interviews revealed that 74% of longer-term ICU patients (e3 days) reported dreaming, with the majority also describing frightening hallucinations " Only two patients reported long-term negative psychological sequelae, but the short-term consequence of hallucinations may also have an undiscovered impact on Patients' recovery
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Copyright Statement Copyright 2004 Blackwell Publishing. The definitive version is available at []
Volume 9
Issue Number 4
Page from 173
Page to 180
ISSN 1362-1017
Date Accessioned 2005-03-31
Date Available 2007-03-18T21:38:32Z
Language en_AU
Research Centre Centre for Health Practice Innovation; Griffith Health Institute
Faculty Griffith Health Faculty
Subject Clinical Nursing: Secondary (Acute Care)
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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