With more states passing bills allowing physician-assisted suicide, psychiatrists are reflecting on their roles in the process and responsibilities to their patients.
Delirium is highly prevalent in critical care, especially among elderly patients and individuals with dementia. Although rates vary widely across studies, findings suggest delirium affects more than 15% of hospitalized patients. For additional discussion regarding this topic, Neurology Advisor interviewed Leopoldo Pozuelo, MD, MBA, FACP, FACLP, clinical vice chair of psychiatry and psychology at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio.
Post-ICU syndrome includes psychological effects — depression, anxiety, and PTSD — as well as worsened physical functioning.