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Patient Information Needs:  “Telling is not enough” 

Chris Tuffnell, RGON, DHA, Nurse Researcher, Nelson Hospital 

Reference:  Tuffnell, C, (1987). Patient Information Needs:  “Telling is not enough”  Nursing Praxis in New Zealand 2(3) 13-17

At the same time as more emphasis is placed on health maintenance and prevention of disease and accidents, hospital nursing is increasingly devoted to care of the patient experiencing an acute episode of illness, life-threatening event, or surgical intervention.  Continued…