JAMA Netw Open 2021 Jun 1;4(6):e2113355. Epub 2021 Jun 1.
Famiréa Research Group, Medical Intensive Care Unit, Assistance Publique-Hȏpitaux de Paris, Saint Louis University Hospital, Paris, France.
Importance: During the initial surge of the COVID-19 pandemic, family members were often separated from their loved ones admitted to intensive care units (ICUs), with a potential for negative experiences and psychological burden.
Objective: To better understand the experiences of bereaved family members of patients who died in an ICU during the COVID-19 pandemic, from the time of hospital admission until after the patient's death.
Design, Setting, And Participants: This qualitative study used semistructured, in-depth interviews to collect experiences from bereaved family members of patients who died from severe COVID-19 in 12 ICUs during the first wave of the pandemic in France. Read More