Caring for Psychiatric Patients in the General Hospital Emergency Department

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/149051
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Presentation
Title:
Caring for Psychiatric Patients in the General Hospital Emergency Department
Abstract:
Caring for Psychiatric Patients in the General Hospital Emergency Department
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2003
Author:Linde, Beverly J., PhD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Indiana University School of Nursing
Title:Assistant Clinical Professor
The number of acutely ill psychiatric patients that seek care in general hospital emergency departments has grown tremendously recently. This poses problems for both psychiatric workers and ED health care givers. This study was designed to improve scientific understanding of the process and issues involved in providing care to psychiatric patients in the ED. This study utilized both qualitative and quantitative methodologies to examine these complex processes and dynamics. The core set of data are systematic observations gathered by the research team as well as reports of the short survey tool distributed to the ED and psychiatric staffs. The survey tool was an adaptation of Glisson’s tool to measure organizational climate. The survey instrument included scales designed to measure staff members perceptions of their work environment, attitudes toward mental illness and it’s treatment, staff’s comfort with clinical work with psychiatric patients in the ED, and select demographic characteristics. 131 useable surveys were returned yielding a 67.9% response rate. Data were analyzed using multivariate statistics and showed that staff members subjective understanding of the needs of patients with mental health problems are shaped by organizational climate and their individual-level mental health experiences and attitudes. Their perceptions of the fairness and equity of their work environment (b=27, P
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleCaring for Psychiatric Patients in the General Hospital Emergency Departmenten_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/149051-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Caring for Psychiatric Patients in the General Hospital Emergency Department</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2003</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Linde, Beverly J., PhD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Indiana University School of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Clinical Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">blinde@iupui.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The number of acutely ill psychiatric patients that seek care in general hospital emergency departments has grown tremendously recently. This poses problems for both psychiatric workers and ED health care givers. This study was designed to improve scientific understanding of the process and issues involved in providing care to psychiatric patients in the ED. This study utilized both qualitative and quantitative methodologies to examine these complex processes and dynamics. The core set of data are systematic observations gathered by the research team as well as reports of the short survey tool distributed to the ED and psychiatric staffs. The survey tool was an adaptation of Glisson&rsquo;s tool to measure organizational climate. The survey instrument included scales designed to measure staff members perceptions of their work environment, attitudes toward mental illness and it&rsquo;s treatment, staff&rsquo;s comfort with clinical work with psychiatric patients in the ED, and select demographic characteristics. 131 useable surveys were returned yielding a 67.9% response rate. Data were analyzed using multivariate statistics and showed that staff members subjective understanding of the needs of patients with mental health problems are shaped by organizational climate and their individual-level mental health experiences and attitudes. Their perceptions of the fairness and equity of their work environment (b=27, P</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:55:16Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:55:16Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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