Diary Literature

Here is a literature list about the ICU diary. We collected more than 150 studies and reviews so far!

Studies and Reviews (ordered in date of publish)

Posters & Abstracts


Articles or related studies

After Care
  • Jones C,  Skirrow P, Griffins RD et al. Post-traumatic stress disorder-related symptoms in relatives of patients following intensive care. Intensive Care Medicine 2004; 30:456-60
  • Griffith RD, Jones C (2007): Seven lessons from 20 years of follow-up on intensive care unit survivors. Curr Opin Care 13: 508-513
  • Jones C, Griffiths RD. (2007): Patient and caregiver counselling after the intensive care unit: what are the needs and how should they be met? Curr Opin Crit Care. Oct;13(5):503-7
  • Jones C, Backman C, Capuzzo M, Flaatten H, Rylander C, Griffiths RD. Precipitants of post-traumatic stress disorder following intensive care: a hypothesis generating study of diversity in care. Intens Care Med 2007;33(6):978-985
  • Rattray JE; Hull AM (2008): Emotional outcome after intensive care: literature review.; Journal of Advanced Nursing, Oct; 64 (1): 2-13
  • Davidson JE, Jones C & Bienvenue OJ. Family response to critical illness: Postintensive care syndrome–family. Crit Care Med 2012 Vol. 40, No. 2, 618-24
  • Desai, Law & Needham. Long-term complications of critical care. Crit Care Med 2011 (39) 2: 371-379
  • Needham et al. Improving long-term outcomes after discharge from intensive care unit: Report from a stakeholders’ conference. Crit Care Med 2012 Vol. 40, No. 2. 502-509
  • Hough CL, Herridge MS. Long-term outcome after acute lung injury. Curr Opin Crit Care. 2012
  • Jones C. What’s new on the post-ICU burden for patients and relatives? Intensive Care Med (2013) 39:1832–1835.
  • Parker A, Sricharoenchai T, Needham DM. Early Rehabilitation in the Intensive Care Unit: Preventing Physical and Mental Health Impairments. Curr Phys Med Rehabil Rep. 2013 Dec;1(4):307-314.
  • Jones C. Recovery post ICU. Intensive Crit Care Nurs. 2014 Oct;30(5):239-45.
  • Karnatovskaia LV, Johnson MM, Benzo RP, Gajic O. The spectrum of psychocognitive morbidity in the critically ill: a review of the literature and call for improvement. J Crit Care. 2015 Feb;30(1):130-7.
  • Davies H, McKenzie N, Williams TA, Leslie GD, McConigley R, Dobb GJ, Aoun SM. Challenges during long-term follow-up of ICU patients with and without chronic disease. Aust Crit Care. 2015 May 1.
  • Pattison N, O'Gara G, Rattray J. After critical care: Patient support after critical care. A mixed method longitudinal study using email interviews and questionnaires. Intensive Crit Care Nurs. 2015 Mar 3.
  • Petrinec AB, Mazanec PM, Burant CJ, Hoffer A, Daly BJ. Coping Strategies and Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms in Post-ICU Family Decision Makers. Crit Care Med. 2015 Jun;43(6):1205-12.
  • Quasim, T., Brown, J., Kinsella, J. (2015). Employment, social dependency and return to work after intensive care. Journal of the Intensive Care Society 16 (1) 31-36.
  • Ahlberg M, Bäckman C, Jones C, Walther S, Hollman Frisman G. (2015). Moving on in life after intensive care - partners' experience of group communication. Nurs Crit Care. May 29.
  • Jensen JF, Thomsen T, Overgaard D, Bestle MH, Christensen D, Egerod I. Impact of follow-up consultations for ICU survivors on post-ICU syndrome: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Intensive Care Med. 2015 May;41(5):763-75.
  • Aitken LM, Castillo MI, Ullman A, Engström Å, Cunningham K, Rattray J. What is the relationship between elements of ICU treatment and memories after discharge in adult ICU survivors? Aust Crit Care. 2016 Feb;29(1):5-14.
  • Mikkelsen ME, Jackson JC, Hopkins RO, Thompson C, Andrews A, Netzer G, Bates DM, Bunnell AE, Christie LM, Greenberg SB, Lamas DJ, Sevin CM, Weinhouse G, Iwashyna TJ. Peer Support as a Novel Strategy to Mitigate Post-Intensive Care Syndrome. AACN Adv Crit Care. 2016 Apr-Jun;27(2):221-9
  • Lasiter S, Oles SK, Mundell J, London S, Khan B. Critical Care Follow-up Clinics: A Scoping Review of Interventions and Outcomes. Clin Nurse Spec. 2016 Jul-Aug;30(4):227-237.
  • Sevin CM, Bloom SL, Jackson JC, Wang L, Wesley Ely E, Stollings JL. Comprehensive care of ICU survivors: Development and implementation of an ICU recovery center. J Crit Care. 2018 Aug;46:141-148
  • Beadman M, Carraretto M. Key elements of an evidence-based clinical psychology service within adult critical care. Journal of the Intensive Care Society Sept. 2021 https://doi.org/10.1177/17511437211047178
  • Brauchle M, Nydahl P, Pregartner G, Hoffmann M, Jeitziner MM, Practice of Family-centred Care in Intensive Care Units before the COVID-19-Pandemic: a cross-sectional analysis in German-speaking countries, Intensive & Critical Care Nursing (2021), doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.iccn. 2021.103139
  • Niven DJ, Olafson K, Parhar KKS, Patten SB, Rewa OG, Rochwerg B, Sept B, Soo A, Spence K, Spence S, Straus S, West A, Parsons Leigh J, Fiest KM. Restricted visitation policies in acute care settings during the COVID-19 pandemic: a scoping review. Crit Care. 2021 Sep 25;25(1):347
  • Deffner T, Hierundar A, Knochel K, Münch U, Neitzke G, Nydahl P, Rogge A (2021) Positionspapier zur Regelung von Angehörigenbesuchen in Krankenhäusern während Pandemien https://bit.ly/3mamvm2
  • Turner-Stokes L, Corner EJ, Siegert RJ, et al. The post-ICU presentation screen (PICUPS) and rehabilitation prescription (RP) for intensive care survivors part I: Development and preliminary clinimetric evaluation. Journal of the Intensive Care Society. February 2021. doi:10.1177/1751143720988715
  • Puthucheary Z, Brown C, Corner E, et al. The Post-ICU presentation screen (PICUPS) and rehabilitation prescription (RP) for intensive care survivors part II: Clinical engagement and future directions for the national Post-Intensive care Rehabilitation Collaborative. Journal of the Intensive Care Society. February 2021. doi:10.1177/1751143720988708


  • Ridley S (ed). The psychological challenges of intensive care. Wiley-Blackwell, 2005
  • Griffiths RD, Jones C (eds). Intensive Care Aftercare. Oxford: Butterworth-Heinemann 2002.
  • Willis CB (2013). Lasting words. Brattleboro, Vermont: Green Writers Press
  • Bienvenu OJ, Jones C and Hopkins RO. Psychological and cognitive impact of critical illness. Oxford University press: Oxford, New York 2017.
  • Preiser JC, Herridge M, Azoulay E (2020). Post-Intensive Care Syndrome. Springer: Berlin. https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-030-24250-3
  • Haynes K, McPeake J, Sevin CM (ed) (2021) Improving Critical Care Survivorship. https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783030686796

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