Patients, physicians and nursing personnel in intensive care units : Psychological and psychotherapeutic interventions.

[Patients, physicians and nursing personnel in intensive care units : Psychological and psychotherapeutic interventions]. Nervenarzt. 2016 Feb 29; Authors: Meraner V, Sperner-Unterweger B Abstract During intensive care treatment patients suffer from various forms of stress. Certain psychological and psychotherapeutic interventions (e. g. cognitive behavior therapy, hypnotherapy and psychoeducation) can provide relief. Even patients with a severely reduced ability to communicate can benefit from an early psychological intervention as supportive treatment. The aim of these interventions is to reduce psychological impairments and burdens, provide strategies for coping with physical handicaps or necessary treatment and avoid long-term negative psychological impacts. Organizational and institutional constraints as well as emotional stress are a specific challenge for intensive care personnel. In order to guarantee an efficient collaboration within an interdisciplinary team it is vital to follow clearly defined methods of communication exchange, such as daily ward rounds, regular multidisciplinary meetings and team or case-focused supervision. Properly functioning teamwork increases job satisfaction and is the key to an optimal therapy for the patients. PMID: 26927678 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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