Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorMassey, D
dc.contributor.authorAitken, LM
dc.contributor.authorChaboyer, W
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T13:22:37Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T13:22:37Z
dc.date.issued2009
dc.date.modified2010-10-22T07:05:35Z
dc.identifier.issn0964-3397
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.iccn.2009.03.005
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/34742
dc.description.abstractAs technological developments continue to offer patients more health care choices patient acuity increases. Patients that traditionally would have been cared for in a critical care environment are increasingly located on general wards. This change impacts on the acute care sector in a number of ways. Patients who are inpatients have more complex problems and a greater number of co-morbidities and are therefore more likely to suffer physiological deterioration. Procedures requiring inpatient stays are often more complex and associated with higher rates of mortality and morbidity. As patient acuity has increased research has highlighted that the care of the acutely ill ward patient is suboptimal. Suboptimal care implies a lack of knowledge regarding the significance of clinical findings relating to dysfunction of airway, breathing and circulation. This paper analyses the literature on the factors that contribute to suboptimal ward care of the acutely ill patient. It uses the categories proposed by McQuillan et al. (1998) in relation to suboptimal ward care in an attempt to develop a conceptual analysis of the factors that influence suboptimal ward care and acutely ill ward patients. Thus it aims to develop and enhance practitioners' knowledge and understanding of this topic and therefore improve patient care outcomes.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.format.extent175018 bytes
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherElsevier
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom169
dc.relation.ispartofpageto180
dc.relation.ispartofissue4
dc.relation.ispartofjournalIntensive and Critical Care Nursing
dc.relation.ispartofvolume25
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchNursing
dc.subject.fieldofresearchAcute care
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode4205
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode420501
dc.titleWhat factors influence suboptimal ward care in the acutely ill ward patient?
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyGriffith Health, School of Nursing and Midwifery
gro.rights.copyright© 2009 Elsevier. This is the author-manuscript version of this paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.
gro.date.issued2009
gro.hasfulltextFull Text
gro.griffith.authorChaboyer, Wendy


Files in this item

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

  • Journal articles
    Contains articles published by Griffith authors in scholarly journals.

Show simple item record