Are nurses superfluous in PICUs?
2015 (English)In: Journal of Psychiatric Intensive Care, ISSN 1742-6464, E-ISSN 1744-2206, Vol. 11, no s1, e4Article in journal, Letter (Other academic) Published
Comments on an article What are PICUs for? by Len Bowers (2012). Len Bowers held that traditional psychiatric intensive care units (PICUs) are under threat due to organisational changes in the health care system. In addition, PICUs are often assessed when exploring cost-cutting measures, since a traditional 10-bed PICU is almost never occupied by ten patients with a need for PICU environment. The author argues that developing a PICU cultural-specific language and teaching nurses to become more self-reflective in their roles in the PICU care culture may not only justify the existence of PICU; it may also shift the view of PICU as a whole, from being 'the punitive ward' to becoming 'the elite ward' where competence flourishes.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. Vol. 11, no s1, e4
intensive care, nurses, health care services
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-20230DOI: 10.1017/S1742646415000102OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-20230DiVA: diva2:852732