Category list : Person-centred care
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’ 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
Staff and patient views on intentional roundingSubscription
The efficacy of intentional rounding has been widely debated and questioned so one trust carried out a review to ascertain staff and patient views on its effectiveness
Helping nurses reconnect with their compassionSubscription
A programme developed to support compassionate nursing practice has helped nurses to reconnect with the compassion that brought them into the profession
Ensuring cultural safety in nurse educationSubscription
Cultural understanding reduces the barriers generated by prejudice and stereotyping, and can help health professionals provide person-focused care
The new NMC Code makes no reference to spiritual care but do nurses have the appropriate support to meet patients’ spiritual needs?
Nurse-led treatment for occipital neuralgiaSubscription
Occipital nerve injections to treat occipital neuralgia are often administered by doctors, but a nurse-led clinic proved to be more favourable with patients
A structured programme of sensory activities can improve end-of-life care for people in nursing homes with advanced dementia
Patient experiences can lead to positive change that is not costly to implement
Cultural competence in nursing Muslim patientsSubscription
Nurses who understand the Muslim worldview and religious or cultural practices are better placed to provide person-centred care to Muslim patients without stereotyping
#HelloMyNameIs Krissy Scott and I am a 3rd year mental health nursing student at Stirling University.
The Eden Alternative is a philosophy that encourages nurses to empower care home residents by recognising what they are able to do and engaging them in activities
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
People with a learning disability or a mental health label are not treated in a respectful manner, says Terry Bryan
'Is our practice as person-centred as we think?'Subscription
Person centred practice is a major part of what we do as learning disability nurses.
Each week we pick out a practice article and pose some topics for you to debate and pose your own questions on…What do you think?
Improving person-centred care in dementiaSubscription
Failings have been identified in dementia care in acute hospitals; to address these nurses should take a person-centred, individualised approach to care
No one who watched the Panorama documentary on the Winterbourne care home for people with learning disabilities could have felt anything but extreme distress and anger.
A person-centred care approach for people with dementia should become routine practice in care homes, say Australian researchers.
Person-centred care in dementiaSubscription
VOL: 98, ISSUE: 48, PAGE NO: 30 Graham A. Jackson, MB, ChB, MRCPsych, MRCGP, is consultant old age psychiatrist, Leverndale Hospital, Glasgow