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Graduate nurse perceptions of caring for people with posttraumatic amnesia


Searby, A and Maude, P, Graduate nurse perceptions of caring for people with posttraumatic amnesia, Journal of Neuroscience Nursing, 46, (4) pp. E16-E24. ISSN 0888-0395 (2014) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2014 American Association of Neuroscience Nurses

DOI: doi:10.1097/JNN.0000000000000098


This article reports a qualitative study of the phenomenon of posttraumatic amnesia, a common behavioral sequelae to traumatic brain injury frequently encountered by nurses on trauma wards. Specifically, it focuses on the experiences of newly registered Australian graduate nurses (N = 6) providing care for this patient cohort. An atheoretical qualitative descriptive design (Sandelowski, 2000) has been used to explore graduate nurses' experiences with posttraumatic amnesia. Themes that emerged from the transcripts were perceptions of behavior, difficulties in clinical management, safety, risk of wandering, external support, containment, and advocating for patient safety.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:patient aggression, patient safety, posttraumatic amnesia, risk, wandering
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Nursing
Research Field:Sub-acute care
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Provision of health and support services
Objective Field:Nursing
UTAS Author:Maude, P (Professor Phillip Maude)
ID Code:100396
Year Published:2014
Web of Science® Times Cited:1
Deposited By:Faculty of Health
Deposited On:2015-05-14
Last Modified:2017-11-02

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