Module presentation (ICU)

Susanne presents the module on Intensive Care Units. Subtitles available.

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Susanne Jöbges

Dr. med. Susanne Jöbges works as a postdoctoral researcher in bioethics. She holds a degree in anaesthesiology and intensive care medicine and a masters degree in medical ethic. She’s been working as a consultant for anaesthesiology in the department for anaesthesioloy and intensive care (head of the department Prof. Dr. med. C. Spies) at the charité Berlin. On an intensive care unit she was leading senior assistant.

After she joined the DIPEx team in May 2019 and coordinates the module about experiences with self-determination and intensive care.

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Module presentation (ICU)

Hello and welcome, my name is Susanne Jöbges.

I am leading the module: experiences on intensive care unit. I have worked on many different intensive care units for many years. Helping people in critical phases of their lives is very important to me.

The progress in modern medicine increase survival rates massively. Fifty years ago a patient with pneumonia would have died hence there was no mechanical assistance assisting in respiratory failure. But today with technical and medical progress it is possible to survive a critical illness. However, patients often spend several weeks in an intensive care unit or rehabilitation facility. Weeks in which often difficult and painful treatments are performed.

Still one must ask: How does the patient experience these therapies with technical interventions on intensive care? Which experiences does the patient remember in critical ill situations and intensive therapies?

Please share your stories and experiences so that together we can design a modern intensive care approach.

Experiences on intensive care unit

With the technical and medical possibilities on intensive care a patient can be able to survive life-threatening illnesses. These experiences of critical illness and intensive care medicine are challenging for patients and families. Often experiences made on intensive care unit (ICU) can be life changing.
In small video- or audio-sequences we would like to illustrate the experiences made by patients on ICU and how they handled their stay in this critical situation.
Many patients share their experiences on intensive care unit and show how these experiences influenced their life.

We are curious about your story!

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Susanne Jöbges

Dr. med. Susanne Jöbges works as a postdoctoral researcher in bioethics. She holds a degree in anaesthesiology and intensive care medicine and a masters degree in medical ethic. She’s been working as a consultant for anaesthesiology in the department for anaesthesioloy and intensive care (head of the department Prof. Dr. med. C. Spies) at the charité Berlin. On an intensive care unit she was leading senior assistant.

After she joined the DIPEx team in May 2019 and coordinates the module about experiences with self-determination and intensive care.

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