ICU Nurses Perceptions of Discharge Planning: A preliminary study

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Title ICU Nurses Perceptions of Discharge Planning: A preliminary study
Author Chaboyer, Wendy; Foster, Michelle; Kendall, Elizabeth; James, Heather
Journal Name Intensive and Critical Care Nursing
Year Published 2002
Place of publication New York
Publisher Elsevier Science Limited
Abstract The role that intensive care unit (ICU) nurses could play in hospital discharge planning remains relatively unexplored. Using a case study, all ICU nurses in one hospital were surveyed about their perceptions of their role in the discharge process. Over 70% of the 58 nurses who responded thought that discharge planning was both appropriate in the ICU and not premature. However, several obstacles including patient acuity, time constraints and limited experience with this process were evident. While ICU nurses are aptly placed to manage discharge planning, they cannot be expected to undertake this important role without a systematic approach to its implementation.
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Copyright Statement Copyright 2002 Elsevier : Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher : This journal is available online - use hypertext links.
Volume 18
Issue Number 2
Page from 90
Page to 95
ISSN 0964-3397
Date Accessioned 2003-04-04
Language en_AU
Research Centre Centre for Health Practice Innovation; Population and Social Health Research Program; Griffith Health Institute
Faculty Griffith Health Faculty
Subject Clinical Nursing: Secondary (Acute Care); Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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