Psychological Effects of an Acute Illness

CPD
19m
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Lecture Overview

Sue de Muelenaere reminds us of the importance of the holistic approach to patient care. Alarms beeping, strange equipment and lack of privacy - a hospital can evoke fear and anxiety in our patients. As nurses, it is critical that we provide care for a patient's psychological health.

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Portrait of Sue de Muelenaere
Sue de Muelenaere

Sue de Muelenaere is a registered nurse with more than 20 years’ experience as a nurse educator. Sue completed a five-year bachelor of nursing degree in South Africa, which included training in psychiatric and community nursing and midwifery. Since then, Sue has worked extensively in the intensive care environment, during which she has presented various courses, including an honour’s degree, a diploma in intensive care, and various short cardiac and ECG courses. Sue also holds an honour’s degree in advanced nursing science (intensive care nursing) and diplomas in nursing education and nursing administration. She was the education manager in a specialised heart hospital where she was responsible for the education of all hospital staff, including non-nursing staff members. Sue is passionate about teaching. She maintains a special interest in all aspects of nursing the critically-ill patient. See Educator Profile

Details
CPD19m of CPD
First Published30 June 2019
Updated30 June 2019
Expires
20 March 2020
Topics
Psychosocial Considerations
Psychology
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