Posted by:23 December, 2013
Relatives and nurses sometimes express concerns about colluding with patients who have dementia and the ethics of doing so. Others argue that correcting misunderstandings causes unnecessary distress.
This raised the question of when it is acceptable to lie to patients.
What do you think?
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 email@example.com