Managing Anxiety

Sarah Kendal, John Baker, Ian Bullock (Editor), Jill Macleod Clark (Editor), Jo Rycroft-Malone (Editor)

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    This chapter explores anxiety, providing a clinical description of its impact on patients with guidance for evidence-based assessment and management. Anxiety has a defined psychological mechanism and merits a planned management approach. Every nurse should possess the knowledge and skills to identify patients with and/or at risk of anxiety, to select and implement evidence-based strategies to manage anxiety, and to review the effectiveness of these to inform any necessary changes in care.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationAdult Nursing Practice
    Subtitle of host publicationUsing Evidence in Care
    Place of PublicationOxford
    PublisherOxford University Press
    Number of pages12
    ISBN (Print)978-0-19-969741-0
    Publication statusPublished - May 2012


    • anxiety, agitation, nursing management, clinical assessment, evidence, clinical decisions, impact


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