Did you take or consider taking a dying relative home from a critical care unit?

Sadly, some patients who are in hospital because they are seriously unwell are too ill to survive their critical illness. As they approach end of life these patients can be cared for in CCUs, but many patients may wish to spend the last days or weeks of their lives at home.

Miss Yanxia Lin, a PhD student from the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Southampton is undertaking research into families’ experiences of taking a dying relative home from a critical care unit. She would like to find out and understand families’ experience in order to inform and improve future patient and family care.

If you have had experience of a family member who was transferred home to die from a critical care unit, or you started the process of getting the patient home but they did not return home in the end, and would like to share your story, please visit the research website for more information and to take part in the online survey.

If you have any questions, please contact Yanxia.

Find out more and take part in the survey