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'Something always comes up': nurse-patient interaction in an acute psychiatric setting


Cleary, M and Edwards, C, 'Something always comes up': nurse-patient interaction in an acute psychiatric setting, Journal of psychiatric and mental health nursing, 6, (6) pp. 469-77. ISSN 1351-0126 (1999) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 1999 Blackwell Science. Copyright 2002

DOI: doi:10.1046/j.1365-2850.1999.00248.x


In this study, 10 nurses and 10 patients were interviewed to explore factors influencing nurse-patient interactions in an acute psychiatric inpatient facility. The six themes that emerged from the nursing interviews were; environment, something always comes up, nurses' attributes, patient factors, instrumental support and focus of nursing. The four themes from the patient interviews were; nurses' attributes, role perceptions, clinical care, and time. These findings have implications for clinical practice, the nurses' role and nursing education.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:mental health nursing
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Health services and systems
Research Field:Mental health services
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Public health (excl. specific population health)
Objective Field:Mental health
UTAS Author:Cleary, M (Professor Michelle Cleary)
ID Code:108474
Year Published:1999
Deposited By:Health Sciences
Deposited On:2016-04-19
Last Modified:2016-11-15

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