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Psycho-social assessment, care, and support 

Psycho-social assessment, care, and support
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Psycho-social assessment, care, and support
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Heather Baid

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10.1093/med/9780199564385.003.009
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date: 28 March 2020

Chapter 9 discusses the holistic needs of the whole person in acute care, and not only physical health needs, and explores the psychological and social consequences of acute illness/injury, effective communication, assessment of the mental and social health of acute care patients, nursing interventions for psycho-social care and support, needs of the family/significant others in acute care, caring for the patient with a mental illness in acute care, and transcultural nursing care.

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