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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/156156
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Nurses' concerns in caring for suicidal patients
Abstract:
Nurses' concerns in caring for suicidal patients
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Valente, Sharon M., RN, PhD, FAAN
P.I. Institution Name:Veterans Health Administration, GLA
Title:Research Fellow
[Research Presentation] Contradictory data exist about prevalence of nurses' patient teaching, emotional support and advocacy for suicidal patients. These areas reflect priorities in the Nursing core curriculum. Aim: This secondary data analysis examined RNs' assessments, interventions,áeducation, emotional support, and advocacy for a suicidal patient. This large exploratory, descriptive study of a random sample of oncology nurses' knowledge of and attitudes to suicide surveyed clinical oncology RNs (n=1200) from the Oncology Nursing Society and was completed by (n=454; 37%). Aijian and Fishbein's theory of attitudes was used to guide study. Methods: Instruments includedá sociodemographic and clinical inventory, á6-item Vignette, and 7-item Suicide Questionnaire (SOQ) (suicide knowledge, assessment, and skill). Content analysis provided systematic analysis of narratives from the Vignette and SOQ (Downe-Wambolt, 1992; Morse, 1994). Test-retest reliability was above r=.90. Findings:áSample: Nurses (n=454; 37%) responded to a vignette and Suicide Opinion Questionnaire; narrative texts were analyzed for content. RNs (>50%) exaggerated the suicide risk and could not differentiate depression, anxiety, and suicide. RNs' assessments included social and family support (48.3%), suicide risk, intent or plan (27.9%), depression (25.8%), pain (20.4%), feelings (18.3%), spirituality (10.7%). Some RNs (18.3%) would assess patient's feelings or distress and over half (10.7%) of those cited a goal related to those feelings. However, only 0.3% of áRNs intervened to provide emotional support, counseling, or education. Interventions included pain management (40.8%) and social support (13.9%). Few assessments, goals or interventions were identified for patient teaching. Respondents reported low rates of emotional support and advocacy for suicidal patients and had difficulty identifying the goals and delivering the corresponding interventions, particularly in education, emotional support, and advocacy. Overcoming barriers to patient teaching, emotional support and advocacy is essential. An ongoing campaign could increase awareness of the importance of the RN' patient teaching, advocacy and emotional support.
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.titleNurses' concerns in caring for suicidal patientsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/156156-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Nurses' concerns in caring for suicidal patients</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">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Valente, Sharon M., RN, PhD, FAAN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Veterans Health Administration, GLA</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Research Fellow</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">sharon.valente@med.va.gov</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Presentation] Contradictory data exist about prevalence of nurses' patient teaching, emotional support and advocacy for suicidal patients. These areas reflect priorities in the Nursing core curriculum. Aim: This secondary data analysis examined RNs' assessments, interventions,&aacute;education, emotional support, and advocacy for a suicidal patient. This large exploratory, descriptive study of a random sample of oncology nurses' knowledge of and attitudes to suicide surveyed clinical oncology RNs (n=1200) from the Oncology Nursing Society and was completed by (n=454; 37%). Aijian and Fishbein's theory of attitudes was used to guide study. Methods: Instruments included&aacute; sociodemographic and clinical inventory, &aacute;6-item Vignette, and 7-item Suicide Questionnaire (SOQ) (suicide knowledge, assessment, and skill). Content analysis provided systematic analysis of narratives from the Vignette and SOQ (Downe-Wambolt, 1992; Morse, 1994). Test-retest reliability was above r=.90. Findings:&aacute;Sample: Nurses (n=454; 37%) responded to a vignette and Suicide Opinion Questionnaire; narrative texts were analyzed for content. RNs (&gt;50%) exaggerated the suicide risk and could not differentiate depression, anxiety, and suicide. RNs' assessments included social and family support (48.3%), suicide risk, intent or plan (27.9%), depression (25.8%), pain (20.4%), feelings (18.3%), spirituality (10.7%). Some RNs (18.3%) would assess patient's feelings or distress and over half (10.7%) of those cited a goal related to those feelings. However, only 0.3% of &aacute;RNs intervened to provide emotional support, counseling, or education. Interventions included pain management (40.8%) and social support (13.9%). Few assessments, goals or interventions were identified for patient teaching. Respondents reported low rates of emotional support and advocacy for suicidal patients and had difficulty identifying the goals and delivering the corresponding interventions, particularly in education, emotional support, and advocacy. Overcoming barriers to patient teaching, emotional support and advocacy is essential. An ongoing campaign could increase awareness of the importance of the RN' patient teaching, advocacy and emotional support.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T14:30:29Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T14:30:29Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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