Being in the ICU means critical care. This time is difficult for friends and family but ultimately the patients suffer the entire physical trauma. It also makes the patient emotionally vulnerable. Being in critical care, seeing all those life-support machines on, it is inevitable that negative thoughts come to the person.
Even when the treatment is done, the scene of the ICU is difficult to erase from the memory of the patient. But, friends and family can make a significant difference here. The emotional support from loved ones can make the patient stable within a matter of days. And once they are mentally strong, their healing gets faster too, as they are willing themselves to get better, they do their best.
If you give hope to your patient, they will take their medicines properly, do their exercises (wherever applicable) and get well sooner.
And if you all just talk about the trauma you all went through, it will lead to depression in the patient. Recovery will take much longer than was planned.
So, don’t bring in your worry to your kin in the ICU. Greet with a smiling face and give them hope. Don’t cry saying that you will lose them, no matter what, be hopeful and give some calm moments to the patient.
Bansal Global Hospital firmly believes that mental health is as important as physical health and mental well-being is important to the recovery of patients. Our staff is also trained to always give hope to patients, especially the ones in the ICU. Sometimes they can’t respond to you because of critical condition, but you should always be hopeful as they can feel the aura around.