Feeling Safe during Intensive Care: Protocol of a Pilot Study on Therapeutic Suggestions of Safety under Hypnosis in Patients with Non-Invasive Ventilation

Barbara Schmidt, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Institute of Psychology , Am Steiger 3, Haus 1, 07743 Jena, Germany, Teresa Deffner, Jenny Rosendahl, Jena University Hospital, Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, Am Klinikum 1, 07747 Jena, Germany, Jena University Hospital, Institute of Psychosocial Medicine and Psychotherapy, Stoystraße 3, 07740 Jena, Germany
2020 OBM Integrative and Complementary Medicine  
Patients in the intensive care unit are confronted with an extreme situation that may cause stress and anxiety. The negative experiences may cause patients to suffer for the long-term after leaving the intensive care unit. One such stressor in the intensive care unit is noninvasive ventilation. Positive therapeutic suggestions under hypnosis can help patients in intensive care to enhance their well-being by helping them to deal with specific stress like being ventilated. The aim of our study is
more » ... to assess the effects of therapeutic suggestions of safety under hypnosis in patients on non-invasive ventilation during intensive care. We present a pre-post study design to evaluate the effects of standardized safety suggestions under hypnosis carried out in a face-to-face setting. We include non-invasively ventilated patients treated in the intensive care unit who must be able communicate and be oriented
doi:10.21926/obm.icm.2002025 fatcat:5zpx36b7jbeklppxjbxurakwai