Susie M Adams

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BACKGROUND Client or consumer expectation is considered to influence their satisfaction with the service provided, but its importance has not been quantified in health care. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to determine the effect of "patient expectations of care" on satisfaction with care provided by out-of-hours services. METHODS We surveyed 3457(More)
Open access to a physiotherapy outpatient department of a district general hospital was offered to general practitioners to whom domiciliary physiotherapy was already available. The effects of the new service have been monitored. Delays are reduced and consultants economise on time spent in merely confirming need for physiotherapy. Policies determining(More)
In the aftermath of a natural disaster, adult survivors often move through the following phases of disaster response: Heroic Phase, Honeymoon Phase, Disillusionment Phase, and Reconstruction Phase. Understanding age-related responses to traumatic events such as a tornado enables mental health clinicians to individualize appropriate interventions and prevent(More)
1. Psychiatric rehabilitation focuses on improving a person's knowledge and skills to maximize levels of functioning and developing resources within the community to support successful living. 2. The recovery process is a lifelong process of defining new possibilities and finding new meaning and purpose in life. By accepting the limitations of what they(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this integrative review of the literature is to examine cultural expressions of intergenerational trauma among refugees following resettlement, and to determine culturally sensitive mental health care practice implications for health care practitioners working in U.S. health care delivery. METHODOLOGY Data were collected utilizing a(More)
A significant number of individuals with co-occurring substance abuse and mental health disorders do not engage, stay, and/or complete residential treatment. The purpose of this study is to identify factors during the initial phase of treatment which predict retention in private residential treatment for individuals with co-occurring substance use and(More)
Alcohol abuse is a worldwide public health concern. Nurses, representing the largest body of health care providers, are a potential resource to provide screening and brief intervention for patients with alcohol problems. This study evaluates the effect of an educational intervention on the attitudes, beliefs, and confidence levels of nurses regarding(More)
Every psychiatric client deserves access to treatments that have evidence of efficacy, but in psychiatric nursing, this evidence remains sparse. To address this deficit, researchers must commit to conducting high quality, community-based psychiatric nursing intervention investigations. In service of this goal, the authors draw upon their research(More)