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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 14:25
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 16:21
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/9734

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