Managing anxiety in ICU patients: the role of pre-operative information provision.

  title={Managing anxiety in ICU patients: the role of pre-operative information provision.},
  author={Anne Scott},
  journal={Nursing in critical care},
  volume={9 2},
  • Anne Scott
  • Published 2004 in Nursing in critical care
Hospital-induced patient anxiety and coping mechanisms are discussed. The value of giving pre-operative information to reduce anxiety in elective admissions to intensive care unit is discussed. Recommendations are given based on the literature evidence to aid service and practice development. 

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