Impact of discharge from day surgery on patients and carers

Mitchell, MJ ORCID: 2003, 'Impact of discharge from day surgery on patients and carers' , British Journal of Nursing, 12 (7) , pp. 402-408.

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This article outlines the increase in the amount and complexity of day-case surgery currently being undertaken in the United Kingdom. The continuing increase in day surgery has led to a corresponding rise in patient and lay-carer involvement throughout the pre and post-operative period. The impact day surgery expansion is having upon the patient and their carers' contribution to care is therefore highlighted as a challenging issue for modern day-case surgery. Utilising the evidence available from the literature, the article focuses specifically upon the contemporary issues concerning patient and lay-carer experiences of discharge from a day surgery facility. The main challenges identified are pain management, recovery behaviour and community care provision. The clinical application of the issues raised within these themes is considered and recommendations for future practice highlighted.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Subjects / Themes > R Medicine > RT Nursing
Subjects / Themes > R Medicine > RD Surgery
Health and Wellbeing
Schools: Schools > School of Health and Society
Journal or Publication Title: British Journal of Nursing
Publisher: Mark Allen Publishing
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 09660461
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Depositing User: H Kenna
Date Deposited: 09 Aug 2007 10:25
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 21:58

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