The ICU was developed to deal with a disease which is going through an acute and insidious phase.
The cure is sometimes a very difficult and risky process, which can cost great effort and stress for the patient. The purpose of drugs and other therapies is to reduce as much as possible the duration of this so stressful and tiring condition. Among all available resources, the collaboration of the patient plays a decisive role.
To communicate with a patient it is not always possible to use conventional instruments such as the human voice; in this case, operators can help you understand the needs of your loved one. The relatives too, however, play an important role: click here to learn what you can do.