Vulnerability in the perioperative patient: a concept analysis

Ann Cousley, Daphne Martin, Leonita Hoy

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This study aims to report the analysis of the concept of vulnerability. Literature searches were conducted as well as a manual library search from article reference lists. Retrieved literature was analysed using the Walker & Advant (2005) concept analysis framework. The study concludes that inclusion of the concept of vulnerability within both pre- and post-registration training programmes would facilitate awareness of the issues surrounding perioperative vulnerability and the need to plan individualised care accordingly. It is hoped that this analysis will inspire further research and theoretical underpinning of perioperative practice, facilitating the development of new ways to manage vulnerability.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)164-171
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Perioperative Practice
Issue number7&8
Publication statusPublished - 01 Jul 2014


  • vulnerability, concept analysis, perioperative patient, anaesthetic nure specialist


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