Chapter on supporting pediatric patients 

June 2017




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 SCCM 2017

Star Research Award



         New York Times July 2013


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Award June 2013





This site summarises my research on the psychological impact of PICU admission on children and their families - both in relation to what children remember and how they and their parents are affected in the short and longer term.


Gillian Colville BSc MPhil CPsychol AFBPsS
Head of Paediatric Psychology Service
St George's Hospital, Blackshaw Rd, London SW17 0QT


A survey of moral distress in staff working in intensive care in the UK. Journal of the Intensive Care Society 2018 epub ahead of print abstract

Life after Critical Illness in Children-Toward an Understanding of Pediatric Post-intensive Care Syndrome. Journal of Pediatrics 2018 epub ahead of print abstract


Prediction of parental posttraumatic stress, anxiety and depression after a child’s critical hospitalization Journal of Critical Care 2018 ePub ahead of print abstract

Conceptualizing Post Intensive Care Syndrome in Children: the PICS-p Framework. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine 2018; 19:298-300 abstract/pdf link

The authors reply. Critical Care Medicine 2018; 46(20 e180-181 link

The Overlap Between Burnout and Depression in ICU Staff. Critical Care Medicine 2017; 45: e1102–e1103 link

Coping with staff burnout and work-related posttraumatic stress in intensive care Pediatric Critical Care Medicine 2017 abstract

Narrative Exposure Therapy with parents who have been traumatized in pediatric settings: a case series Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology 2017 pdf abstract


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