Posted by:2 September, 2013
I recently spoke to an experienced nurse who was reprimanded for sitting on a patient’s bed. She was looking after a person with dementia who was crying and sat on the bed so she could give her a hug.
- Is this a distraction from the real issue of ensuring staff clean their hands?
From Behind the Rituals
Why do you do the things you do? How much of nursing practice is based on ritual and myth and how much on sound evidence? If you have a ritual you’d like to discuss here, email firstname.lastname@example.org