Supporting a client in intensive care

Welch, Kerry and Barksby, Justine (2011) Supporting a client in intensive care. Learning Disability Practice, 14 (8). pp. 14-17. ISSN 1465-8712

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Being a patient in an intensive care unit can be extremely stressful. As well as having to cope with being critically ill, patients are subjected to an environment that can cause acute anxiety and confusion. This article describes the importance of the role of learning disability nurses in helping patients and their families to cope with this unfamiliar and demanding situation.

Keywords:Advocacy, artifical ventliation, intensive care, learning disability nursing
Subjects:B Subjects allied to Medicine > B740 Adult Nursing
B Subjects allied to Medicine > B761 Learning Disability Nursing
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Health & Social Care
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Deposited On:09 Oct 2013 16:44

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