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Patient preferences for a single or shared room in a hospice

VOL: 98, ISSUE: 50, PAGE NO: 39Steve Kirk, MBA, is chief executive and director of nursing, St Gemma's Hospice, LeedsThere are several terms used to describe the type of care most professionals aspire to provide, including patient-centred and person-focused care. There has also been a focus in recent years on individualised patient care (Price, 1999), patients' rights (Ryland, 1996) and putting the patient at the centre of the caring process (Binnie et al, 1999).

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