Category list : Person-centred care
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Ever boxed with a patient?Subscription
Emma Selby found that unconventional methods resulted in unrivalled results with her patients
We as nurses pride ourselves on our person-centred and holistic approach to caring for patients, particularly older people.
Enhancing healthcare assistants' dementia roleSubscription
Training healthcare assistants from nursing and therapy teams to pick up the early signs of dementia and offer one-to-one support is reaping benefits in a large acute hospital
It takes courage to speak out and raise concerns in the workplace, which is why student nurses need to be trained in that area, says Emma Blakey
How many of us practice care with the assumption that our level of compassion meets the needs of the patient?Subscription
Do we ever compare previous patient experience, rather than base our care on the ‘facts’ in front of us? Have there been times when assumptions have been made, conclusions drawn, and the situation in fact made worse?
Meeting deaf patients’ communication needsSubscription
A literature review revealed that health professionals’ communication with deaf people is often inadequate, leading to lack of understanding and putting patients at risk
Attitudes and knowledge in older people’s careSubscription
A local study confirms research evidence that education and clinical placements are not increasing knowledge or promoting positive attitudes in older people’s care
Low-cost strategies to improve dementia careSubscription
On an acute ward, low-cost solutions stimulated patients with dementia, reduced their confusion and disruption to other patients, and enabled staff to individualise care
Using one-page profiles to personalise careSubscription
Hospital care can seem impersonal. One-page profiles can support person-centred care and improve communication and understanding between patients and nurse
Should the visitors’ bell become a thing of the past? Liz Charalambous advocates for a flexible and sensitive use of visiting hours