Title

Medical-Surgical Nurses' Preception of Psychiatric Patients

Organization/Association/Group

Wolters Kluwer/Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins

Location

Nashville, Tennessee

Publication Date / Copyright Date

5-2-2013

Abstract

A review and synthesis of the literature exploring current issues and challenges associated with the perceptions of nurses who care for patients with severe mental illness (SMI) in the medical-surgical settings revealed that the challenges are overwhelming, for both the nurses and the patients. The literature infers that medical-surgical nurses lack the skills, knowledge, and attitude necessary to render therapeutic nursing care to patients with severe mental illness.

Disciplines

Nursing

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