Examination of Three Case Studies of Caring for Psychiatric Patients on a Medical Surgical Unit

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ABSTRACT

Medical surgical nurses frequently care for patients with psychiatric disorders as one in four people have a diagnosed psychiatric disorder. Since these nurses specialize in medical surgical nursing, they often feel they lack the expertise to care for patients with co-morbid psychiatric problems. This article presents three case studies and delineates nursing care strategies which could assist the medical-surgical nurses in caring for this population.

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Siegel, V. (2014) Examination of Three Case Studies of Caring for Psychiatric Patients on a Medical Surgical Unit. Open Journal of Nursing, 4, 907-911. doi: 10.4236/ojn.2014.413096.

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