Nursing services attempting to develop standards for their own facilities will find limited literature specific to nursing and electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) in American publications.
From 1966 to December 1994, there were only 19 publications in American nursing journals that provide a specific focus on nursing and ECT.
Only one of these articles reported research findings.
Twenty-seven citations in Convulsive Therapy included nurse contributors.
While the APA Task Force on the Practice of ECT has addressed educational needs of nursing and technical elements of the procedure, there do not currently exist specific standards for nursing practice in ECT.
Concerns salient to nursing that have generated articles by nurses include instruction of patients, support to patients and families, safety of patients, assessment of clinical status, informed consent, and nurses'and patients'attitudes about ECT.
Nurses are encouraged to join their physician-colleagues in developing and disseminating the information needed for the field of nursing to contribute its own expertise to the care of patients receiving ECT.
Mots-clés Pascal : Connaissance, Infirmier, Personnel sanitaire, Littérature scientifique, Pratique professionnelle, Soin, Relation soignant soigné, Formation professionnelle, Aptitude professionnelle, Homme, Electroconvulsivothérapie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Knowledge, Nurse, Health staff, Scientific literature, Professional practice, Care, Health staff patient relation, Occupational training, Vocational aptitude, Human, Electroconvulsive therapy
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0550364
Code Inist : 002B18H04. Création : 01/03/1996.