After researching ways to improve patient satisfaction on inpatient psychiatric units, the Psychiatric Shared Governance group became inspired to implement a patient library. The goal of the patient library is to improve overall patient satisfaction and engage patients in one-on-one conversation with nurses. The library also increases the variety of diversional activities for the psychiatric patient.
Psychiatry Patient Library
The library contains a wide variety of genres including self-help, science fiction, history, romance, fiction, inspirational, comedy, instructional, sports, mystery and picture books. Purchase of new books and the rolling library cart was made possible by a grant from the Catawba Medical Foundation. The group plans to replenish the library through yearly book drives. The group also hopes to add a variety of music for patients to enjoy.