A three-hour, two-stage workshop for staff nurses on providing patient education and psychosocial support was evaluated in terms of its effects on patient welfare and recovery. Subjects were 148 persons who had either a cholecystecomy, other abdominal surgery, or transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP). Two hundred and six additional control subjects were obtained from a nearby hospital. Both hospitals were owned by the same corporation and had many of the same surgeons. After the workshop, experimental subjects used fewer sedatives or antiemetics, fewer hypnotics, and were discharged from the hospital of the avrage half a day sooner.
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- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health