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Healthcare associated infections such as MRSA cause more than just physical distress for patients, according to a recent analysis.
The study, published in the American Journal of Infection Control, a journal of the Association of Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, found many patients had emotional responses to diagnoses of hospital acquired infections, including “feeling dirty,” “having the plague” or “feeling like a leper.”
Researchers at Glasgow Caledonian University in Scotland conducted a meta-synthesis of qualitative research, according to a news release on the study.