The NMC has produced a series of videos to help nurses protect vulnerable patients and their families from abuse.
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The films ‘Safeguarding adults. If you don’t do something, who will?’ show how easily instances of abuse, neglect and poor practice can go unrecognised or unchallenged. They encourage nurses and midwives to think about how they would act in similar situations.
NMC chief executive and registrar Professor Dickon Weir-Hughes said: “The health and wellbeing of patients and their families is central to the code: Standards of conduct, performance and ethics for nurses and midwives, and fundamental to good nursing and midwifery practice in whatever setting it takes place. Anything less is unacceptable.
“This new resource will help nurses and midwives recognise a range of circumstances and situations in which abuse occurs and develop appropriate responses to it. Our aim is to help them challenge rather than tolerate unacceptable attitudes and unacceptable care.”
The films are supported by a suite of training tools including discussion guides and a PowerPoint presentation which can be adapted to promote local policies.
Watch the films