Identifying and assessing anxiety in pre-operative patients.

  title={Identifying and assessing anxiety in pre-operative patients.},
  author={Michael J. Pritchard},
  journal={Nursing standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great Britain) : 1987)},
  volume={23 51},
Increasing demands for hospitals to be more efficient mean that patients attending for an operation are generally admitted on the day of surgery. As a result, healthcare professionals have little time to talk to the patient to ascertain his or her wellbeing, to check for any signs of anxiety and ask whether the patient requires further information about the forthcoming procedure. Healthcare professionals should be encouraged to use appropriate interventions to identify and assess anxious… CONTINUE READING

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