Category list : Person-centred care
Stories with this category.
’ The author’s lived and professional experience around AD and dementia is the greatest strength of this book. ’
A side room on a surgical ward has been turned into a homely and private space for patients to be with family and friends. This initiative won the Enhancing Patient Dignity category in the 2018 Nursing Times Awards
At University Hospitals Birmingham Foundation Trust, interactions between staff and patients have been observed to assess compassion and ultimately improve care
Not every hospitalised patient wants to get dressed every day, which does not necessarily mean they are deconditioned and languishing in bed, says Liz Lees-Deutsch
At James Paget University Hospitals, vulnerable patients undergoing elective surgery benefit from extra support from the ‘VIP pathway’ team. This initiative won the Learning Disabilities Nursing category in the 2017 Nursing Times Awards
Frailty and dementia need to be viewed in a more holistic way. This article proposes that a ‘resilience measure’ is needed to complement the cumulative deficit model
How is patient consent obtained and when can treatment be given without it? This second article in our two-part series comes with a handout for a journal club discussion
The law on informed consent in adults has recently changed. This article, the first of two on informed consent, explains how the law has evolved and how it applies to nursing practice
Approaches to self-discharge, including forms used to document the process, should be overhauled to explore the reasons behind those wanting to leave hospital early, instead of them being used to persuade patients to stay “as a priority”, a new study has concluded.
A group of student nurses developed a wish list to prompt patients and health professionals to have conversations about end-of-life care
Nursing theories 1: person-centred careSubscription
This article is a bite-size summary of the concept of person-centred care. It is the first article in a six-part series on nursing theories and their implications for practice
A Westminster-based domiciliary care service has been rated as “inadequate” by inspectors and placed in special measures, after failing to address key care and safety concerns.
Improving student nurse skills with simulationSubscription
Student nurses at the University of Bradford experienced the responsibilities of qualified nurses through simulation of challenging clinical situations
Helen Croft shares her enthusiasm for patient profiles as an alternative to standard care planning activity to increase service users’ engagement with their care
An NHS trust has developed a tool to assess wellbeing in older people with mental health issues, enabling staff to detect and record individual needs
'Nursing isn't just about saving lives'Subscription
In her first blog, adult branch student editor Lucy Williams discusses how one placement has changed her career path for the better
Technology is now weaving its way into most clinical areas, says Jessica Ross, who warns against potential negative consequences for patients
'I had to witness the 6Cs in action for myself'Subscription
The recent media coverage surrounding the ‘failings’ of nursing was at the forefront of my mind before I commenced my first placement as a student nurse.
Death is a part of life. However I have found people shy away from it. Indeed they seem to actively ignore and try not to think about it.
As a first year student, I felt overwhelmed when my lecturer told our cohort that we needed to complete a summative portfolio for submission at every stage of our training