Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/128721
Title:
Electroconvulsive therapy and nursing care.
Authors:
Kavanagh, Adam; McLoughlin, Declan M
Affiliation:
Department of Psychiatry and Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience, Trinity College Dublin, St Patrick's University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland.
Citation:
Electroconvulsive therapy and nursing care., 18 (22):1370, 1372, 1374-7 Br J Nurs
Journal:
British journal of nursing (Mark Allen Publishing)
Issue Date:
27-Apr-2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/128721
PubMed ID:
20081692
Abstract:
Modified electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a controlled medical procedure in which a seizure is induced in an anaesthetized patient to produce a therapeutic effect. ECT is the most acutely effective treatment available for affective disorders and is more effective than antidepressant drugs. Although in use for 70 years, ECT continues to attract controversy and there is considerable stigma associated with its use that often overshadows the empirical evidence for its effectiveness. One way to overcome this is for health professionals to be educated about contemporary ECT practice. Patients need to make informed decisions when consenting to ECT and this process can be influenced by preconceived ideas and scientific fact. It is, therefore, essential that nurses possess sufficient information to help patients make rational and informed treatment decisions and be able to care for both the clinical and psychological needs of patients treated with ECT. This review outlines the nursing role in ECT and summarizes the main aspects of contemporary ECT practice relevant to general and psychiatric nursing practice.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
MeSH:
Attitude to Health; Clinical Protocols; Depressive Disorder; Electroconvulsive Therapy; Fear; Humans; Informed Consent; Nurse's Role; Nursing Records; Patient Education as Topic; Patient Selection; Psychiatric Nursing; Stereotyping; Treatment Outcome
ISSN:
0966-0461

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorKavanagh, Adamen
dc.contributor.authorMcLoughlin, Declan Men
dc.date.accessioned2011-04-27T09:36:53Z-
dc.date.available2011-04-27T09:36:53Z-
dc.date.issued2011-04-27T09:36:53Z-
dc.identifier.citationElectroconvulsive therapy and nursing care., 18 (22):1370, 1372, 1374-7 Br J Nursen
dc.identifier.issn0966-0461-
dc.identifier.pmid20081692-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/128721-
dc.description.abstractModified electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a controlled medical procedure in which a seizure is induced in an anaesthetized patient to produce a therapeutic effect. ECT is the most acutely effective treatment available for affective disorders and is more effective than antidepressant drugs. Although in use for 70 years, ECT continues to attract controversy and there is considerable stigma associated with its use that often overshadows the empirical evidence for its effectiveness. One way to overcome this is for health professionals to be educated about contemporary ECT practice. Patients need to make informed decisions when consenting to ECT and this process can be influenced by preconceived ideas and scientific fact. It is, therefore, essential that nurses possess sufficient information to help patients make rational and informed treatment decisions and be able to care for both the clinical and psychological needs of patients treated with ECT. This review outlines the nursing role in ECT and summarizes the main aspects of contemporary ECT practice relevant to general and psychiatric nursing practice.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subject.meshAttitude to Health-
dc.subject.meshClinical Protocols-
dc.subject.meshDepressive Disorder-
dc.subject.meshElectroconvulsive Therapy-
dc.subject.meshFear-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshInformed Consent-
dc.subject.meshNurse's Role-
dc.subject.meshNursing Records-
dc.subject.meshPatient Education as Topic-
dc.subject.meshPatient Selection-
dc.subject.meshPsychiatric Nursing-
dc.subject.meshStereotyping-
dc.subject.meshTreatment Outcome-
dc.titleElectroconvulsive therapy and nursing care.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Psychiatry and Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience, Trinity College Dublin, St Patrick's University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland.en
dc.identifier.journalBritish journal of nursing (Mark Allen Publishing)en
dc.description.provinceLeinster-

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