• Vol. 45 No. 5
  • 15 May 2016

The Prevalence of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Intensive Care Unit Staff and the Common Coping Strategies Used

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The medical personnel of the intensive care unit (ICU) encounter patients who are critically ill, have severe injuries, or require multiple life-sustaining interventions on a daily basis. Working in a stressful environment such as the ICU can be highly rewarding, but it may also have detrimental effects on the physiological and psychological well-being of the staff.

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