Mcauley, Edel and Johnston, Laura and Johnston, Paul and Shaw, Jess and Bonner, Steve and Chazot, Paul L. (2022) 'Carol's journey in critical care: An Enlighten Project case study.', Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical Care, 44 . pp. 3-7.
Background: The Enlighten Project seeks to explore how awareness of the physical environment in critical care may impact patient well-being and recovery and whether simple changes may improve outcomes. Methods: In this study we follow the journey of a long stay critical care patient, recording her observations and memories of her experiences in different bed spaces of both an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and a High Dependency Unit (HDU) at James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough. Results: Patient's account gave insight into the patient's eye view from various critical care bed spaces and how different positions across a unit can impact patient experience. Different bed positions and side rooms yielded different degrees of positive and negative responses, causing varying levels of comfort/discomfort and contentment/distress. Conclusions: Patient's eye view perspective strongly influenced Carols' experience in Critical care, and she displayed a positive attitude to personalised lighting, aesthetics, and levels of environmental and communication control, which were introduced to the her during the study.
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|Publisher Web site:||https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tacc.2022.03.001|
|Publisher statement:||© 2022. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/|
|Date accepted:||09 March 2022|
|Date deposited:||05 May 2022|
|Date of first online publication:||14 April 2022|
|Date first made open access:||14 April 2023|
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