The hospitalised patients' experience of being in protective/source isolation: A systematic review of qualitative evidence.

@article{Vottero2012TheHP,
  title={The hospitalised patients' experience of being in protective/source isolation: A systematic review of qualitative evidence.},
  author={Beth Vottero and Leslie Rittenmeyer},
  journal={JBI library of systematic reviews},
  year={2012},
  volume={10 16},
  pages={935-976}
}
BACKGROUND The placement of hospitalised patients in isolation is either done to protect the immunocompromised patient from others (reverse or protective isolation) or to protect others from the patient's infectious process (isolation). Both situations require limiting the contact between the patient and others to prevent the spread of pathogens or to protect the immunocompromised patient. Isolating patients remains a primary treatment in the hospital setting. There is no formal meta… CONTINUE READING