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Noise is an important aspect of the ward atmosphere climate - the combination of the architectural solutions, organizational features, the psychological traits of the operators and their interactions, and the patients' characteristics. Despite its importance noise levels have been less analyzed than other aspects of the ward atmosphere climate.
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Name: Issues in mental health nursing
Psychiatric nurses have a level of responsibility for everyone residing on the unit, which contributes to the need to nurse the population on the unit as a whole. Because the knowledge base regarding ...
To study the course of the functional status and healthcare needs of patients on a Medical Psychiatric Unit (MPU).
Despite their widespread use, typical visual observation practices are not evidence-based and adverse events - such as self-harm and absconding - still occur even under the most intense forms of obser...
The effects of noise are harmful to patients in the ICU environment, and the latter are particularly noisy places. High noise levels seem to be a factor in sleep disturbance, which can, in turn, resul...
This study compared exercise responses in individuals who had recently survived an admission to the intensive care unit for acute lung injury (ALI) with healthy controls.
World health organization recommends noise level should be less than 30db in hospital. However many analysis conclude to an average of 67dB in the post anesthesia care unit. No many studie...
The purpose of the study is to compare the effects of using or not using a Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) in an acute psychiatric department.
The effect of noise is often underestimated but it is one of the most common occupational health hazards. Its health effects include; noise-induced hearing loss, sleep disturbance, interfe...
The purpose of this study is to investigate whether relaxation massage therapy is effective in reducing the levels of arousal and aggression on a young adult inpatient unit. It is hypothes...
Many patients complain to clinicians that they have difficulty sleeping appears to be due to environmental noise. There is a common perception that acute noises are more troublesome than c...
A work that reports on the results of a clinical study in which participants may receive diagnostic, therapeutic, or other types of interventions, but the investigator does not assign participants to specific interventions (as in an interventional study).
Organized services to provide immediate psychiatric care to patients with acute psychological disturbances.
A work that reports on the results of a research study to evaluate interventions or exposures on biomedical or health-related outcomes. The two main types of clinical studies are interventional studies (clinical trials) and observational studies. While most clinical studies concern humans, this publication type may be used for clinical veterinary articles meeting the requisites for humans.
Brief therapeutic approach which is ameliorative rather than curative of acute psychiatric emergencies. Used in contexts such as emergency rooms of psychiatric or general hospitals, or in the home or place of crisis occurrence, this treatment approach focuses on interpersonal and intrapsychic factors and environmental modification. (APA Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms, 7th ed)
A neurobehavioral syndrome associated with bilateral medial temporal lobe dysfunction. Clinical manifestations include oral exploratory behavior; tactile exploratory behavior; hypersexuality; BULIMIA; MEMORY DISORDERS; placidity; and an inability to recognize objects or faces. This disorder may result from a variety of conditions, including CRANIOCEREBRAL TRAUMA; infections; ALZHEIMER DISEASE; PICK DISEASE OF THE BRAIN; and CEREBROVASCULAR DISORDERS.
Psychiatry is the study of mental disorders and their diagnosis, management and prevention. Conditions include schizophrenia, severe depression and panic disorders among others. There are pharmaceutical treatments as well as other therapies to help...