How to help patients with pre-operative anxiety
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How to help patients with pre-operative anxiety

Nick Evans Health journalist

Communication and planning are vital – as is understanding how much information the patient wants to know

When faced with undergoing anaesthetic, and thoughts of risk factors, surgical instruments and a possible long recovery, it is understandable for patients to feel nervous ahead of surgery.

Nursing Standard. 36, 12, 73-75. doi: 10.7748/ns.36.12.73.s25

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