Patient Journal Documents
Since the 1970’s journals have been used around the world to help patients come to terms with their critical illness. The memories of our patients are effected by their illness and the sedation drugs we give for comfort. Research has proved that an ICU Journal reduces stress and anxiety by filling in missing or incorrect memories.
If you have a patient who you feel may benefit from having a journal at the end of their ICU stay, the documents below have been developed to guide you on how to start, maintain and hand over a patient journal.