Posted by:12 February, 2013
The Francis report has recommended that “patients should be allocated for each shift a named key nurse responsible for coordinating the provision of the care needs for allocated patient. The named key nurse on duty should, whenever possible, be present at every interaction between a doctor and an allocated patient”.
What do you think?
Is this a return to the named nurse policy introduced in the 1990s?
Will this recommendation ensure that the nurse patient relationship is valued in organisations?
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