Sunday, 31 January 2021

Psychosocial Issues Experienced in a Coronary Care Unit (CCU)

Psychosocial Issues Experienced in a Coronary Care Unit (CCU)

Relating to the patient

  1. The suffering of others in the CCU
  2. Paraphernalia of tubes, machines, wires, etc
  3. Death of others.
  4. Possibility of having to witness a CPR etc.

Relating to the Attendants

  1. Unsure of the progress
  2. Unaware of patients' perceptions and mental state.
  3. Watching a medley of news coming from inside for other attendants.
  4. Crying or wailing of other attendants.


Dressed in white coats and scrubs walking about looking serious and pacing hurriedly creating a sense of emergency and danger.

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