Caring for Mentally Ill Patients in the Intensive Care Unit: Development of a Survey of Nurses' Knowledge, Skills, and Attitudes

Reuben Weare, Cameron Green, Michael Olasoji, Virginia Plummer

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Abstract

Mental illness is common among patients admitted to
intensive care units (ICU), with a reported prevalence twice that of the
general population. Despite this, ICU nurses receive relatively little education
about caring for mentally ill patients, and stigma associated with
psychiatric diagnoses persists. At present, there is little evidence around
ICU nurses’ attitudes towards caring for patients with mental illness.
Objectives: To develop and pilot a questionnaire for the investigation of
ICU nurses knowledge, skills, and attitudes towards caring for patients
with mental illness.
Original languageEnglish
PagesS18
Number of pages1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 12 Jan 2019
Event2018 Australia and New Zealand Intensive Care Society Annual Scientific Meeting - Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide, Australia
Duration: 11 Oct 201813 Oct 2018
https://healthmanagement.org/c/icu/event/anzics-acccn-intensive-care-annual-scientific-meeting

Conference

Conference2018 Australia and New Zealand Intensive Care Society Annual Scientific Meeting
Abbreviated titleANZICS/ACCCN ASM
CountryAustralia
CityAdelaide
Period11/10/1813/10/18
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