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Anxiety assessment tool is a much-needed development

30 November 2010

Nursing Standard


The tool described in art&science (November 17) to measure and act on patient anxiety in elective adult surgery is apt and useful.

Methodological challenges in the study of psychological recovery from modern surgery

01 July 2004

Nurse Researcher


Most cases of elective surgery in the UK are now undertaken in day-case facilities, and the trend is set to increase. Surgical and anaesthetic health care is...

Nursing intervention for pre-operative anxiety

31 May 2000

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Surgical nursing is changing as the type of surgical procedures being performed are becoming more complex and the time for delivering nursing care is reducing. This...

Guidance for the psychological care of day case surgery patients

19 June 2002

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

An increase in day surgery activity to 75 per cent of all elective surgery is a central feature of the NHS Plan (DoH 2000). However, patient information provision...

Pain management in day-case surgery

03 March 2004

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Background Effective pain management following day surgery is a challenging issue. For the majority of patients severe pain is uncommon. However, a number of...

Psychological care of patients undergoing elective surgery

04 April 2007

Nursing Standard


The amount of time patients spend in hospital preparing for and recovering from elective surgery has reduced significantly in recent years. Nursing interventions...

A patient-centred approach to day surgery nursing

07 July 2010

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

The pursuit of greater efficiency in modern day surgery has led to the adoption and development of many new and extended nursing roles. Such roles often focus on...

Nursing intervention for day-case laparoscopic cholecystectomy

17 October 2007

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

A considerable amount of elective surgery can now be undertaken on a day-case or short-stay basis–23-hour or 72-hour stay. Such changes to modern surgery are...