Emotional intelligence - essential for trauma nursing.

Holbery, Natalie (2015) Emotional intelligence - essential for trauma nursing. International Emergency Nursing, 23(1), pp. 13-16. ISSN (print) 1755-599X

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Patients and their relatives are increasingly considered partners in health and social care decision-making. Numerous political drivers in the UK reflect a commitment to this partnership and to improving the experience of patients and relatives in emergency care environments. As a Lecturer/Practitioner in Emergency Care I recently experienced the London Trauma System as a relative. My dual perspective, as nurse and relative, allowed me to identify a gap in the quality of care akin to emotional intelligence. This paper aims to raise awareness of emotional intelligence (EI), highlight its importance in trauma care and contribute to the development of this concept in trauma nursing and education across the globe.

Item Type: Article
Research Area: Nursing and midwifery
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education (until 2017)
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Date Deposited: 09 Dec 2014 10:14
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2015 12:30
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ienj.2014.08.009
URI: http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/id/eprint/29822

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