Therapeutic suggestions with critically ill in palliative care

Adrienn K. Szilágyi, Zoltán Kekecs, Katalin Varga

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Suggestions can be used without formal hypnosis, especially with critically ill patients, due to their spontaneous trance state. In this paper we outline data on the effectiveness of therapeutic suggestions. We interpret the possible mechanism of therapeutic suggestions in the context of stress cognition. Basic principles of formulating suggestions are discussed and some recommended versions of non-pharmacological pain control are provided. Case vignettes are given of how suggestions are used with critically ill ICU patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)159-169
Number of pages11
JournalAnnals of Palliative Medicine
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Jan 1

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Psychology


  • Critically ill
  • Psychological support based on positive suggestions (PSBPS)
  • Stress
  • Therapeutic suggestions


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