Caring for Covid-19 pateints and their relatives with the ICU diary

  • Mellinghoff, J. (Presenter)
  • Bruna Brandao Barreto (Keynote speaker)
  • Rahul Costa-Pinto (Presenter)

Activity: External talk or presentationInvited talk


For family members of survivors, the ICU diary is an important source of medical information, provides a way for them to register their presence at the patient’s bedside and express their feelings, and contributes to humanizing the ICU staff. For relatives of non-survivors, the diary also works as a concrete memory of their loved one’s last days before dying, helping relatives to cope with bereavement.Systematic Review: Exploring family members’ and health care professionals’ perceptions on ICU diaries: a systematic review and qualitative data synthesis.Imaging in Intensive Care Medicine from the inside: Caring for COVID‑19 patients and their relatives with the ICU diarySpeakers: Dr Rahul COSTA-PINTO. Austin Hospital, Melbourne - Australia; ESICM NEXT Committee Member.Mr Johannes MELLINGHOFF. Critical Care Nurse & Senior Lecturer Kingston & St Georges University of London. Current Chair N&AHP Committee of the ESICM. Dr Bruna BRANDAO BARRETO. Intensive Care Unit, Hospital da Mulher, Salvador, Brazil.
Period13 Jul 2021 → …
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • Covid-19 Pandemic