Unpacking agitation in practice: a call for greater precision
Unpacking agitation in practice: a call for greater precision.
Age and Ageing, 49 (5), 725-726.
Agitation is a term often used but no unified conceptualisation prevails.
The term agitation covers a broad range of behaviours.
The information relayed is not accurate enough to properly assess or treat a patient.
The term often signifies a value or even moral judgement.
We propose that clinicians avoid the imprecision of the term agitation in complex clinical scenarios.
Agitation, Behaviours, Unified conceptualisation, Jargon definition