Mental health nursing practice in acute psychiatric close-observation areas.

@article{OBrien2004MentalHN,
  title={Mental health nursing practice in acute psychiatric close-observation areas.},
  author={Louise M O'Brien and Rose Cole},
  journal={International journal of mental health nursing},
  year={2004},
  volume={13 2},
  pages={89-99}
}
The provision of evidence-based therapeutic nursing care in close-observation units or psychiatric intensive care units, has been identified as a problem internationally. These areas of nursing practice have been the subject of considerable discussion particularly in relation to the management of aggression, violence, involuntary treatment, and seclusion. This study used a participatory action research framework to identify qualitative and quantitative measures of activity in the area… CONTINUE READING

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