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Anxiety management in adult day surgery: a nursing perspective

By MJ Mitchell

Abstract

This book is the first of its kind to specifically outline the psycho-educational nursing interventions required by the anxious, adult patient undergoing elective, ambulatory surgery. Pre-operative anxiety has been recognised for many decades and is a considerable issue for the majority of surgical patients. However, no planned specific psychological nursing intervention currently exists to support patients during this acute phase. This book therefore provides strong evidence for the way in which patients can be assisted in the management of their anxiety. Moreover, it provides future direction for surgical nursing intervention in this new era of minimal invasive surgery where patients undergoing elective procedures increasingly require less physical nursing intervention and spend very little time within the hospital environment. The following chapters are discussed in detail - 21st Century: A Time for Change; Patients' Perceptions of Day Surgery; Anxiety Management in Modern, Elective Surgery; Psychological Approaches to Coping; Information Selection; Information Delivery; Anxiety Management in Day Surgery; 21st Century Elective Surgical Nursing

Topics: RT, RD, health_and_wellbeing
Publisher: Wiley Blackwell Publishing
Year: 2005
OAI identifier: oai:usir.salford.ac.uk:1685
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