And research shows this could have grave consequences.
A study in 2014 that looked at more than 112,000 pneumonia patients in Taiwan found that those who were depressed had ‘a significantly higher probability’ of being admitted to intensive care, needing mechanical help with their breathing or even dying in hospital.
In December, a report by the Board of Community Health Councils in Wales concluded that ‘many patients feel time passes very slowly in hospital’ which ‘often leads to feelings of loneliness and depression’.
[via press release from Lifetime] IT'S KILL OR BE KILLED IN SEASON TWO OF LIFETIME'S CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED DRAMA "MARY KILLS PEOPLE," PREMIERING MARCH 12 Mary Kills People Joins Lifetime's Monday Night Premium Scripted Block With Un REAL Season One Marathon Slated for March 11 on Lifetime Movies LOS ANGELES, CA (January 23, 2018) - Following a ground-breaking first season and named one of the most critically acclaimed shows of 2017, Lifetime's compelling and provocative drama series Mary Kills People about an ER doctor who serves as an angel of death helping people die with dignity, returns March 12, at 9pm ET/PT, joining Un REAL as part of Lifetime's premium scripted block.
Un REAL debuts February 26 at 10pm, featuring a female suitress, while thriller Mary Kills People hits the air two weeks later.
Hospital TV — an endless diet of daytime television — probably isn’t the answer.
And while the obvious thing is to pick up a book, I’ve encountered so many people in hospital who would normally read yet who, distracted by their own anxieties and the alien environment in which they find themselves, are unable to concentrate.
That’s the idea behind my Anti-Boredom Campaign, launched with the patronage of the academic and broadcaster Professor Alice Roberts and the support of a panel of experts, including Professor Morten L.