Storeroom 99: a place for words to support families of ICU patients

Storeroom 99: a place for words to support families of ICU patients Intensive Care Med (2017) 43:1407–1408 DOI 10.1007/s00134-017-4851-8 FR OM THE INSIDE Storeroom 99: a place for words to support families of ICU patients Giuseppe Naretto and Alessandra Boratti © 2017 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg and ESICM “I cannot control things around me, but I can control “Storeroom 99; it’s still half empty. Get chairs from the ICU and go there: it’s better than the aisle.” my thoughts about those things.” Nadia is a 38-year- So our project starts. In a storeroom (oh, boy!). The old woman and her husband had a massive brain bleed location is better than expected, though: big windows, 18  months ago; she talks about the anxiety of not being well lit, a good view of the trees in the hospital backyard, able to control her life: will the husband come back home soon, will his condition ever improve, or might some some scattered boxes, a bookshelf with medicine text - - thing terrible happen again sooner or later? books, and one theatrical plastic skull. Bruno says his daughter is much better now. She’s just The attendants do not seem bothered by the room about walking again, but when she approaches a step she issue. We explain the project: no Intensive Care Medicine Springer Journals

Storeroom 99: a place for words to support families of ICU patients

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Medicine & Public Health; Intensive / Critical Care Medicine; Anesthesiology; Emergency Medicine; Pneumology/Respiratory System; Pain Medicine; Pediatrics
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