Medical-Surgical Nurses' Preception of Psychiatric Patients
Wolters Kluwer/Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins
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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.
Alexander, Vinette and Barrett, Barbara, "Medical-Surgical Nurses' Preception of Psychiatric Patients" (2013). College of Nursing Proceedings, Presentations, Posters, Speeches, Lectures, etc.. 79.
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