Family Voices from the Intensive Care Unit

  • Eileen Rubin
  • Sal Colianni


Families are profoundly affected by the critical illness of a loved one. Family members face both physical and psychological challenges during this difficult time. In this chapter, this experience is described by two who journeyed through the ICU and the post-ICU syndrome with people they love. They detail the anxiety, stress, and sleep deprivation endured by families.


Family Life change events Critical care Intensive care 

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© Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  • Eileen Rubin
    • 1
  • Sal Colianni
    • 2
  1. 1.ARDS FoundationNorthbrookUSA
  2. 2.PhiladelphiaUSA

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