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Psychological Care of Surgical Patients: Report of the Working Party

Author: The Royal College of Surgeons of England

Year: 1997

Publisher: RCSENG - Professional Standards and Regulation

Cost:

£10 from the library. Call 020 7869 6556.

Contents:

 

  • The Problem
  • The Challenge for the Surgical Team
  • The Initial Consultation and Outpatient Investigation
  • Universal Concerns About Surgery
  • Identifying the Vulnerable Patient
  • Identifying Patients for Whom Surgery may be Inadvisable
  • Taking Action About Psychological Problems
  • Hospital Admissions
  • Providing Information
  • Managing Anxiety
  • Providing Emotional Support
  • Maintaining the Patient's Sense of Control
  • Aspects of Anaesthesia
  • Identifying Anxiety
  • Managing Anxiety about Anaesthesia
  • Problems in Recovery and Early Post-operative Phase
  • Recovery on the Ward
  • Anxiety
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Delirium
  • Withdrawal From Drugs Other Than Alcohol
  • Acute Paranoid State
  • Later Complications of Surgery
  • Continuing Pain
  • Behaviour Problems
  • Factitious Disorders
  • Altered Body Image and Function Following Surgery
  • Special Areas
  • Intensive Care Units
  • Accident & Emergency
  • Psychological Aspects of Paediatric Surgery
  • In Outpatients
  • At Home
  • On the Ward
  • After Surgery
  • Fictitious Symptoms
  • Models of Service
  • Care Provided by the Surgical Team
  • Shared Care
  • Specialist Referral Services
  • Problems of Recognition
  • Patient-led Reasons
  • Surgeon-led Reasons
  • How to make a Referral
  • Discussing Referral for Psychological Problems
  • To Whom Should the Surgeon Refer?
  • Training and Education
  • Communication Skills
  • Diagnostic Skills
  • Basic Management Skills
  • Recommendations and Implementation
  • Clinical Practice
  • Education and Training
  • Service Provision
  • Audit and Research

Please note:

Due to the age of this document, it may not represent current surgical practice or policy.