Group Of Hospitals Seeks To Make ICU More Humane.

In a 1,200-word article on its front page, the Boston Globe (3/14, A1, Kowalczyk) reports that “there is a growing realization that many” patients treated in intensive care units “are left emotionally troubled by” their experience in the ICU, “which can be marred by hallucinations, poor communication, lack of respect for privacy, and, later, post-traumatic stress syndrome.” According to the Globe, “Now, a group of leading hospitals…is working to make the ICU less terrifying and more humane, using innovative tools such as iPad applications that feature patient biographies and journals kept by nurses.”

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— “Hospitals working to make intensive care less terrifying,” Liz Kowalczyk, Boston Globe, March 14, 2016.

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