Helle Sorensen, Communications Officer
in conversation with
Helle Svenningsen, Researcher, VIA University College, Denmark
New findings on patients’ memories after ICU stay. People remember all sorts of things. Helle Svenningsen, Researcher at the Center in Health Promotion and Rehabilitation at VIA University College in Denmark, remembers vividly the conversation that prompted her to embark on a PhD in delirium:
“It was 2004 when I worked as a critical care nurse. While trying to talk to a patient about his illness, he kept going off track. He talked about his experiences of delirium. I became aware of my own frustration and suddenly realised that perhaps there was a reason he kept returning to these memories, that perhaps I was not really asking the right questions”.
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