AbstractsMedical & Health Science

An ethnographic examination of the influences on the relationship between mental health triage nurses and emergency department triage nurses

by Marc. Broadbent

Institution: Central Queensland University
Year: 0
Keywords: Triage (Medicine); Emergency nursing.; Psychiatric nursing.; Communication in nursing.; Interpersonal relations.; a TBA.; TBA.; TBA.
Record ID: 1071992
Full text PDF: http://hdl.cqu.edu.au/10018/920286


"Emergency Departments are increasingly the focal point of primary access to mental health services by clients with a mental illness. Developments in the initial emergency triage assessment are inextricably linked to improving the process of triage, where clients are assessed and referred to specialist mental health services. This ethnographic study examined the interdisciplinary relationships between emergency department triage nurses and mental health triage nurses for clients presenting with a mental illness" – Abstract.