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Day surgery nursing: A ‘patient centred approach’

Mitchell, MJ 2010, 'Day surgery nursing: A ‘patient centred approach’' , Nursing Standard, 24 (44) , pp. 40-46.

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      Abstract

      The pursuit of greater efficiency in modern day surgery has led to the adoption and development of many new and ‘extended’ nursing roles. Such roles often focus on physiological measurement to ensure patient safety before (and during) surgery. However, studies suggest patients require considerable care in relation to the social and psychological impact of hospital admission, general anaesthesia, surgery and discharge in such a brief period. This article discusses the impact of modern day surgery on nurses’ work and concludes by outlining the psychological care required by patients undergoing modern, elective day and short stay surgery.

      Item Type: Article
      Themes: Subjects / Themes > R Medicine > RT Nursing
      Health and Wellbeing
      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
      Refereed: Yes
      ISSN: 0029-6570
      Depositing User: MJ Mitchell
      Date Deposited: 13 Sep 2010 15:25
      Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 17:21
      URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/9734

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