PMID- 26523004
OWN - NLM
STAT- MEDLINE
DCOM- 20160831
LR  - 20151102
IS  - 1937-710X (Electronic)
IS  - 1062-3264 (Linking)
VI  - 24
IP  - 6
DP  - 2015 Nov
TI  - Lived experience of the intensive care unit for patients who experienced
      delirium.
PG  - 474-9
LID - 10.4037/ajcc2015435 [doi]
AB  - BACKGROUND: Delirium is a common occurrence for patients in the intensive care
      unit and can have a profound and lasting impact on them. Few studies describe the
      experience of intensive care patients who have had delirium. OBJECTIVE: To
      understand the lived experience of intensive care for critically ill patients who
      experienced delirium. METHODS: The study participants consisted of 7 men and 3
      women, 46 to 70 years old, who had delirium according to the Confusion Assessment
      Method for the Intensive Care Unit. The van Manen method of hermeneutic
      phenomenology was used, and data collection entailed audio recorded
      semistructured interviews. RESULTS: Four themes were detected: "I can't
      remember," "Wanting to make a connection," "Trying to get it straight," and "Fear
      and safety concerns." CONCLUSION: Nurses working in intensive care units need to 
      assess patients for delirium, assess the mental status of patients who have
      delirium, and help patients and patients' families learn about and deal with the 
      psychological effects of the intensive care unit experience.
CI  - (c)2015 American Association of Critical-Care Nurses.
FAU - Whitehorne, Karen
AU  - Whitehorne K
AD  - Karen Whitehorne is a nurse therapist at Eastern Health, St. John's,
      Newfoundland, Canada. Alice Gaudine and Shirley Solberg are professors, and
      Robert Meadus is an associate professor, School of Nursing, Memorial University
      of Newfoundland, St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada.
      Karen.whitehorne@easternhealth.ca.
FAU - Gaudine, Alice
AU  - Gaudine A
AD  - Karen Whitehorne is a nurse therapist at Eastern Health, St. John's,
      Newfoundland, Canada. Alice Gaudine and Shirley Solberg are professors, and
      Robert Meadus is an associate professor, School of Nursing, Memorial University
      of Newfoundland, St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada.
FAU - Meadus, Robert
AU  - Meadus R
AD  - Karen Whitehorne is a nurse therapist at Eastern Health, St. John's,
      Newfoundland, Canada. Alice Gaudine and Shirley Solberg are professors, and
      Robert Meadus is an associate professor, School of Nursing, Memorial University
      of Newfoundland, St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada.
FAU - Solberg, Shirley
AU  - Solberg S
AD  - Karen Whitehorne is a nurse therapist at Eastern Health, St. John's,
      Newfoundland, Canada. Alice Gaudine and Shirley Solberg are professors, and
      Robert Meadus is an associate professor, School of Nursing, Memorial University
      of Newfoundland, St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada.
LA  - eng
PT  - Journal Article
PT  - Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
PL  - United States
TA  - Am J Crit Care
JT  - American journal of critical care : an official publication, American Association
      of Critical-Care Nurses
JID - 9211547
SB  - IM
SB  - N
MH  - Aged
MH  - Critical Care/*psychology
MH  - Critical Illness/psychology
MH  - Delirium/*psychology
MH  - Humans
MH  - Intensive Care Units
MH  - Male
MH  - Middle Aged
EDAT- 2015/11/03 06:00
MHDA- 2016/09/01 06:00
CRDT- 2015/11/03 06:00
PHST- 2015/11/03 06:00 [entrez]
PHST- 2015/11/03 06:00 [pubmed]
PHST- 2016/09/01 06:00 [medline]
AID - 24/6/474 [pii]
AID - 10.4037/ajcc2015435 [doi]
PST - ppublish
SO  - Am J Crit Care. 2015 Nov;24(6):474-9. doi: 10.4037/ajcc2015435.