Greek mental health nurses' practices and attitudes in the management of acute cases.

Abstract:

:The aim of this study was to identify nurses' interventions, views, and attitudes concerning critical incidents. Using semi-structured interviews, a descriptive study was conducted among mental health nurses working in three major psychiatric hospitals. Analysis of nurses' audio-recorded data indicated that they had used a number of different interventions under six main categories: counseling, performing security practices, monitoring thinking disturbances, contacting the psychiatrist on-call, contacting the chief nurse on-call, and administering medication. The need for specialized training was noticed and problems like accountability, nurse-patient interactions, and nurse-doctor relationships were considered crucial by the mental health nurses.

authors

Koukia E,Mangoulia P,Stathopoulos T,Madianos M

doi

10.3109/01612840.2012.733908

subject

Has Abstract

pub_date

2013-03-01 00:00:00

pages

192-7

issue

3

eissn

0161-2840

issn

1096-4673

journal_volume

34

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