Intensive care: Experiences of family & friends


In this section you can find out about the experience of having a close friend or relative in intensive care by seeing and hearing people share their personal stories on film. Researchers travelled all around the UK to talk to 38 people in their own homes. Find out what people said about issues such as visiting, keeping a diary, receiving information from doctors, recovery and adjusting to a changed life. We hope you find the information helpful and reassuring.

You may also be interested in our section on Intensive care: Patients experiences.


This section is based on research by The University of Oxford.

Research Copyright 2019 University of Oxford All rights reserved

Supported by:
ICNARC-Intensive Care National Audit & Research Centre

Publication date: June 2006
Last updated: August 2018.
Review date: August 2020.

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