The Importance Of A Psychiatric Milieu In Inpatient Settings

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/550535
Category:
Full-text
Type:
DNP Capstone Project
Level of Evidence:
Qualitative Study, Historical
Research Approach:
Translational Research/Evidence-based Practice
Title:
The Importance Of A Psychiatric Milieu In Inpatient Settings
Author(s):
Caesar, Leslie G.
Advisors:
Manty, JoAnn
Abstract:

The patient experience, or patient satisfaction, is becoming one of the most important measures that healthcare systems look at when they are judging the efficiency and effectiveness of the services being provided.  Mental health services are no different, and in fact, it could be argued that providers of mental health care have to work harder to ensure an exemplary patient experience.  The cornerstone of psychiatric nursing is the therapeutic use of self and the development of relationships and structured programming.  Patients still expect this as a part of their inpatient treatment and care, therefore, the focus of the Capstone Project was to create a structured and therapeutic program that included nurse led groups.  Involving nurses in groups, created an environment in which they felt more engaged with the patients, and had more autonomy in their practice.  An increase in nurse engagement has had a direct correlation with an increase in the patient experience and overall patient satisfaction on an inpatient geriatric psychiatry unit.  The modernization of psychiatric medicine and managed care mandates on length of stay, have impeded the nurses ability to effectively meet these expectations.  If mental health nurses are going to be successful in meeting modern patient expectations, then they will require ongoing support and training from their nursing leaders and hospital administration.  This data will drive nursing practice in inpatient mental health settings in the 21st century.

Keywords:
Inpatient Care; Employee Engagement
MeSH:
Psychiatric Nursing; Inpatients; Patient Satisfaction; Patient Participation
Repository Posting Date:
23-Apr-2015
Date of Publication:
23-Apr-2015
Citation:
Caesar, L. G. (2015, April). The importance of a psychiatric milieu in inpatient settings (Doctoral capstone project). Retrieved from http://www.nursinglibrary.org/vhl/handle/10755/550535
Note:
This work has been approved through a faculty review process prior to its posting in the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository.
Grantor:
Capella University
Degree:
DNP
Degree Year:
2015

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten_GB
dc.typeDNP Capstone Projecten
dc.evidence.levelQualitative Study, Historicalen
dc.research.approachTranslational Research/Evidence-based Practiceen
dc.titleThe Importance Of A Psychiatric Milieu In Inpatient Settingsen_US
dc.contributor.authorCaesar, Leslie G.-
dc.contributor.advisorManty, JoAnn-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/550535-
dc.description.abstract<p>The patient experience, or patient satisfaction, is becoming one of the most important measures that healthcare systems look at when they are judging the efficiency and effectiveness of the services being provided.  Mental health services are no different, and in fact, it could be argued that providers of mental health care have to work harder to ensure an exemplary patient experience.  The cornerstone of psychiatric nursing is the therapeutic use of self and the development of relationships and structured programming.  Patients still expect this as a part of their inpatient treatment and care, therefore, the focus of the Capstone Project was to create a structured and therapeutic program that included nurse led groups.  Involving nurses in groups, created an environment in which they felt more engaged with the patients, and had more autonomy in their practice.  An increase in nurse engagement has had a direct correlation with an increase in the patient experience and overall patient satisfaction on an inpatient geriatric psychiatry unit.  The modernization of psychiatric medicine and managed care mandates on length of stay, have impeded the nurses ability to effectively meet these expectations.  If mental health nurses are going to be successful in meeting modern patient expectations, then they will require ongoing support and training from their nursing leaders and hospital administration.  This data will drive nursing practice in inpatient mental health settings in the 21<sup>st</sup> century.</p>en_GB
dc.subjectInpatient Careen_GB
dc.subjectEmployee Engagementen_GB
dc.subject.meshPsychiatric Nursingen_US
dc.subject.meshInpatientsen_US
dc.subject.meshPatient Satisfactionen_US
dc.subject.meshPatient Participationen_US
dc.date.available2015-04-23T21:07:44Z-
dc.date.issued2015-04-23-
dc.date.accessioned2015-04-23T21:07:44Z-
dc.identifier.citationCaesar, L. G. (2015, April). The importance of a psychiatric milieu in inpatient settings (Doctoral capstone project). Retrieved from http://www.nursinglibrary.org/vhl/handle/10755/550535en_US
dc.identifier.citationCaesar, L. G. (2015, April). The importance of a psychiatric milieu in inpatient settings (Doctoral capstone project). Retrieved from http://www.nursinglibrary.org/vhl/handle/10755/550535en_US
dc.description.noteThis work has been approved through a faculty review process prior to its posting in the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository.-
thesis.degree.grantorCapella Universityen_GB
thesis.degree.levelDNPen
thesis.degree.year2015en
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