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Psychological care of patients undergoing modern elective surgery

Mitchell, MJ 2007, 'Psychological care of patients undergoing modern elective surgery' , Nursing Standard, 21 (30) , pp. 48-55.

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Abstract

The amount of time patients spend in hospital preparing for and recovering from elective surgery has reduced significantly in recent years. Nursing interventions associated with lengthy hospital admissions are no longer appropriate for patients who may only stay in hospital for hours rather than days, and therefore psychological and educational interventions are becoming more important. This article examines the psychoeducational management of patients undergoing elective surgery.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Patients: psychology, surgery: patient care, surgical nursing
Themes: Subjects / Themes > R Medicine > RT Nursing
Subjects / Themes > R Medicine > RD Surgery
Subjects / Themes > B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Health and Wellbeing
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care
Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences
Journal or Publication Title: Nursing Standard
Publisher: RCN Publishing Ltd
Refereed: Yes
Depositing User: MJ Mitchell
Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2009 13:53
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 16:55
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/1684

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