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Patient anxiety and conscious surgery

Mitchell, MJ 2009, 'Patient anxiety and conscious surgery' , Journal of Perioperative Practice, 19 (6) , pp. 168-173.

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      The amount of surgery undertaken on the conscious patient is increasing. However, many patients are anxious and resistant to such surgery. Patients (n=214) were surveyed to determine their related apprehensions. Being awake, feeling or seeing the body cut open and experiencing pain all increased anxiety. The potential for insufficient information provision was also a source of concern. Formal management of intra-operative apprehension may help limit anxiety and expel apparent misapprehensions.

      Item Type: Article
      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: Journal of Perioperative Practice
      Publisher: Association for Perioperative Practice
      Refereed: Yes
      ISSN: 17504589
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      Depositing User: Institutional Repository
      Date Deposited: 23 Apr 2009 13:25
      Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 16:57

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