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Welcome to the Nursing Times Learning online training unit on Discharge planning: getting it right for the patient.

It is one of many online training units for nurses available from Nursing Times, the UK's leading independent, peer-reviewed journal for nurses. It will teach you to:

  • Demonstrate awareness of health policy changes affecting patient discharge planning processes
  • Recognise the most common elements of the discharge planning process which make up a simple discharge from hospital, distinguishing between simple and complex discharges from hospital
  • Discuss the key issues which need to be considered if a patient refuses to be discharged from hospital
  • Instigate appropriate management for patients who self-discharge or abscond from hospital
  • Describe what is meant by multidisciplinary team working in the context of discharge planning
  • Describe how you would deal with a complex discharge from hospital and deal with delays for patients in the discharge planning process

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