Psychische stress bij 'geavanceerde' medische zorg - de kunstnierbehandeling
To give support to many problems arising from departments of heartsurgery, dialysis and transplantation, and intensive care units, many psychiatrists and clinical psychologists assist to patients, with an often limited 'life-span'. Their being 'hooked up to the machine', feelings of hopelessness and helplessness are stressful events.
The author of this article, working in a hospital (800 patients) - intensive care, coronair care and dialysis department - describes the problems of stress and psychiatrie symptoms arising from the dialysis department. These problems are related to other groups of patients in similar situations.