Experiences of Dutch ambulance nurses in emergency care for patients with acute manic and/or psychotic symptoms: A qualitative study
SourcePerspectives in Psychiatric Care, 57, 3, (2021), pp. 1305-1312
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Perspectives in Psychiatric Care
SubjectRadboudumc 18: Healthcare improvement science RIHS: Radboud Institute for Health Sciences
PURPOSE: To explore the experiences of ambulance nurses in emergency care of patients with acute manic and/or psychotic symptoms. METHODS: In this qualitative study, 14 interviews were conducted and analyzed using thematic analysis according to Braun and Clarke (2006). FINDINGS: Psychiatric emergency care causes stress and uncomfortable feelings for ambulance nurses due to a lack of information on the patients, being alone with the patient in a small place and the unpredictability of the situation. PRACTICE IMPLICATIONS: More information about the specific patient, education, and good collaboration with other professionals could improve care.
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