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Nurses' influence on consumers' experience of safety in acute mental health units: a qualitative study.

Cutler NA, Sim J, Halcomb E, et al. Nurses' influence on consumers' experience of safety in acute mental health units: a qualitative study. J Clin Nurs. 2020;29(21/22):4379-4386. doi: 10.1111/jocn.15480.

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December 16, 2020
Cutler NA, Sim J, Halcomb E, et al. J Clin Nurs. 2020;29(21-22):4379-4386.

An important element of providing patient-centered care is enhancing patient perceptions of safety. This qualitative study explored how nurses influence perceptions of safety among patients admitted for acute mental health care. Findings suggest that nurses can improve patients’ sense of safety by being available, responsive, and caring towards patients, while also focusing on management of risk.