Surgical Service Pamphlet for Same Day Surgery Patients: A Helpful Tool to Diminish Anxiety for Patients and Their Families

Patients arriving for surgery experience anxiety related to their impending procedure and the lack of understanding in navigating their surgical pathway. Expectations of patients and their families were found to be very different from the reality of the routine flow for Same Day Surgery (SDS). Staff noted that patient and family anxiety increased when expected timeframes were misunderstood or there was a lack of knowledge in navigating the day of surgery. Press Ganey results also revealed patient dissatisfaction regarding information provided.
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: ASPAN National Conference Abstract Source Type: research

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Source: Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
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Source: Asian Nursing Research - Category: Nursing Source Type: research
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Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Depression subscribers-only Source Type: blogs
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Source: AARP.org News - Category: American Health Source Type: news
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Source: Progress in Neuro Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
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Source: GMS German Medical Science - Category: General Medicine Tags: Ger Med Sci Source Type: research
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Source: Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: Clin J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research
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Source: Neuroscience Letters - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
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