Influence of a patient’s diary on the lives of patients and families after a stay in intensive care: A randomized multicenter prospective study with blind assessment.

Staying in intensive care is often traumatic for patients and families. Most patients report a complete absence of memories, false memories, or hallucinations. This can cause post-traumatic stress. Owning a diary telling the story of the patient’s stay in intensive care, with all the associated events, and writing it with the help of his family seems to be a way to prevent the psychological scars of the stay.

This study, conducted in 36 intensive services in France, examines this issue and also aims to know the patient’s feelings about his diary.

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