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dc.contributor.authorBarratt, Ruthen_US
dc.contributor.authorShaban, Ramonen_US
dc.contributor.authorMoyle, Wendyen_US
dc.contributor.editorLee Thomasen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T14:04:19Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T14:04:19Z
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.date.modified2011-01-25T02:19:51Z
dc.identifier.issn14474328en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/35631
dc.description.abstractObjective To explore the lived experience of patients in MRSA isolation in an acute care hospital in New Zealand. Design Interpretive phenomenology. Setting Acute care hospital in New Zealand. Participants A purposive sample of ten adult patients with MRSA infection and under isolation precautions for more than three days. Results The majority of participants found some positive aspect of being accommodated in a single room; however, the overall experience of MRSA isolation was viewed as a negative one. 'Being MRSA positive', 'Being with others'; and 'Living within four walls' were the major themes associated with participants' experience. The central characterisation of their experience, 'Behind barriers', suggested that for these patients MRSA isolation imposes barriers to the expression of own identity and normal interpersonal relationships, and impacts on the delivery of quality care. Conclusion Source isolation for MRSA influences the quality of care and in particular the opportunity for emotional support. Consideration must be given to the design of the isolation environs and staff must be equipped with adequate infection control knowledge to ameliorate and inform patients and their families of the effects of isolation.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherAustralian Nursing Federationen_US
dc.publisher.placeAustraliaen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.ajan.com.au/Vol28/28-2_Barratt.pdfen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom53en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto59en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue2en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAustralian Journal of Advanced Nursingen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume28en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchNursing not elsewhere classifieden_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchClinical Nursing: Secondary (Acute Care)en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode111099en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode111003en_US
dc.titleBehind barriers: patients’ perceptions of source isolation for Methicillin‑resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)en_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.date.issued2010
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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