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dc.contributor.supervisor Moffatt, Michael (Community Health Sciences) en_US
dc.contributor.author Sadeh, Elham
dc.date.accessioned 2012-01-10T18:15:05Z
dc.date.available 2012-01-10T18:15:05Z
dc.date.issued 2012-01-10
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/5060
dc.description.abstract Consolidation of Acute Care Surgical Services (ACSS) as a response to multiple challenges in providing timely and high-quality emergency services is a growing interest among healthcare policymakers. However, very little is known about patient experiences within this system. This study explores patient perceptions of their acute care surgical experiences within a consolidated ACSS program. A qualitative study guided by the tenets of Appreciative Inquiry was conducted. Data were collected by means of semi-structured interviews and personal stories. Thirteen participants were involved, seven females and six males of varying ages; all underwent emergency surgeries including appendectomy, cholecystectomy, and small bowel obstruction surgery. Findings suggest that clear and effective communication, excellent nursing care, timely access to surgical services, continuity of care, patient safety, transfer to an Acute Care Surgical (ACS) site, communication regarding transportation, and process of admission to an ACS site play important roles in patient experiences within a consolidated ACSS. en_US
dc.subject Acute Care Surgical Services en_US
dc.subject emergency services en_US
dc.subject patient experiences en_US
dc.subject consolidation of services en_US
dc.subject qualitative study en_US
dc.subject Appreciative Inquiry en_US
dc.title Consolidation of Acute Care Surgical Services: learning from patient experiences en_US
dc.degree.discipline Community Health Sciences en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Metge, Colleen (Community Health Sciences) McClement, Susan (Nursing) en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Science (M.Sc.) en_US
dc.description.note February 2012 en_US


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