Research Report: Nursing Assessment in an Acute Psychiatric Setting
Marion Wade, RGON, BA
Reference: Wade, M. (1986). Research Report: Nursing Assessment in an Acute Psychiatric Setting. Nursing Praxis in New Zealand, 1(4), 13-16.
This study was undertaken some eighteen months ago while the author was a staff nurse in a 27 bed psychiatric unit attached to a large public hospital. The designated mode of care delivery was team nursing. Individual nurses within the team functioned as primary nurses, with the associate nurse usually, but not always, coming from the same team.