Summary This paper gives a brief review of existing research studies concerning patient information. The paper outlines two relevant perspectives on information giving and on the meaning of information to the individual patient: ideological and practical. From these two perspectives the knowledge structures of four patient groups: surgical patients, cancer patients, dialysis patients and psychiatric patients are looked at more closely.
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Journal of Clinical Nursing|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 1993|
- patient education
- patient information
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