I am a physiotherapist involved with research in the intensive care. This is a relatively new role for me and am only starting to learn how to conduct research.I have worked clinically in ICU for several years now and have seen how important it is to ensure that I consider that everything that happens in ICU will affect patients and relatives long after leaving hospital. I have also been on the other side of critical illness as a relative of a family member.
As a result, one aspect of conducting research that I really want to connect with is how patients and relatives feel about being approached to be involved with research. Do patients/ relatives like being involved or is it too stressful at an already stressful time? Do you wish that your feelings and opinions were considered more in research on ICU? I you have been involved in research, are you interested in the results of the study or do you eve know the outcome?
Any thoughts, ideas or viewpoints would be greatly appreciated.