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Acute wards: problems and solutions: Nursing matters in acute care

  • Cris Allen (a1) and Julia Jones (a2)
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A woman, who was an in-patient, provided an interesting summary of mental health wards when she stated that she felt extremely sorry for the nursing staff. She disliked intensely the experience of being an in-patient but, she said, at least she would soon be discharged. The nurses, she declared, had no such hope and were destined to remain incarcerated in the ward, unless they could get another nursing job.

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Acute wards: problems and solutions: Nursing matters in acute care

  • Cris Allen (a1) and Julia Jones (a2)
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