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.
|Themes:||Subjects / Themes > R Medicine > RT Nursing|
Subjects / Themes > R Medicine > RD Surgery
Subjects / Themes > B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Health and Wellbeing
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|Schools:||Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care|
Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care > School of Nursing, Midwifery & Social Work
|Journal or Publication Title:||Journal of Perioperative Practice|
|Publisher:||Association for Perioperative Practice|
|Depositing User:||Institutional Repository|
|Date Deposited:||23 Apr 2009 13:25|
|Last Modified:||27 Sep 2011 12:15|
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