A qualitative study into the impact of fasting within a large tertiary hospital in Australia--the patients' perspective.

@article{Carey2015AQS,
  title={A qualitative study into the impact of fasting within a large tertiary hospital in Australia--the patients' perspective.},
  author={Sharon K Carey and Simone Conchin and Susan Bloomfield-Stone},
  journal={Journal of clinical nursing},
  year={2015},
  volume={24 13-14},
  pages={1946-54}
}
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES This qualitative study aims to explore the physical and emotional impact of fasting from the patients' perspective. BACKGROUND Fasting patients in hospital is common practice and generally viewed as necessary for symptom management or for safety of healthcare provision. Negative impacts of repeated or prolonged fasting on nutritional status have been well researched, but little is documented as to how fasting impacts an individual patient's psyche. DESIGN Qualitative… CONTINUE READING
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