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Exclusive: Plastic spouted beakers 'infantilise' patients


I don't know how many words made up this piece but it could have been summed up in three words: assess your patient/client/resident. You should no more offer a spouted beaker to someone automatically any more than you should use baby language to an adult or vice versa. However to condemn these beakers out of hand as "undignified" is ridiculous. It is "undignified" to be dehydrated or be wearing your drink down your front because your hands shake. Has anyone been in a gym recently? How many able bodied people are more than happy to use a beaker with a spout without it impinging on their dignity?

Posted date

11 August, 2018

Posted time

8:58 pm