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Dr Kate Radford

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Developing an intervention to support return to work and wellbeing for people following a critical illness


Having a critical illness requires admission to an intensive care unit, usually due to severe infection or after major surgery. 80% of people survive, but many experience physical and psychological problems that prevent them from returning to work (RTW) and fulfilling life roles. Only 50% of survivors RTW by 6 months. Unemployment leads to depression, financial problems and reduces quality of life. Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) can help people who develop other health conditions RTW but VR following critical illness is uncommon. This project will develop an intervention to support RTW and psychological wellbeing following critical illness.


Physical Health and Mental Health Multimorbidity


University of Nottingham