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Consumer satisfaction on a psychiatric ward

Shields, P.J., Morrison, P.ORCID: 0000-0002-3389-8393 and Hart, D. (1988) Consumer satisfaction on a psychiatric ward. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 13 (3). pp. 396-400.

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A survey of consumer satisfaction was carried out on one ward of the psychiatric unit of a district general hospital. Data were collected by questionnaire, the content of the questionnaire being guided by a number of semi-structured interviews. The information collected suggested many ways in which the patients' time in hospital could be made more comfortable and relaxed. Areas attracting particular concern were the food, noise, the provision of information and boredom. The various methods which can be used to elicit consumer views are described, and we have discussed the value and possible obstacles to users having more influence in the planning and running of mental health services.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing Inc
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