Article Abstract

Risk of post-traumatic stress disorder in family caregivers of neuroscience intensive care unit patients

Authors: JiYeon Choi, Judith A. Tate

Abstract

Family caregivers of intensive care unit (ICU) patients are exposed to high levels of stress (1). During ICU admission, family caregivers are in a position to witness the stress-provoking ICU environment more vividly than the patients who lack physical and cognitive capacity to control or understand surroundings.