- Article: Hemingway et al (2012) Humanising nursing care: a theoretical model. Nursing Times; 108: 40, 26-27.
- Focusing on what it is to be human will help us to reflect on our practice critically
- The eight dimensions put the individual patient at the centre of care
- Having a clear value framework helps to ensure the best quality of care
- This approach helps us to focus on being with other human beings rather than doing tasks
- This different way of caring is not focused on the professional group but on us as human beings
- How would you define the words humanising and dehumanising?
- Think about a patient you have nursed recently. What aspects of care would you consider humanising or dehumanising? Explain why.
- Think about the area you work in. After reading this article how could you use the humanising/dehumanising continuum to explore your patients’ experience of their care?
- How could you use it to evaluate the way care is organised in your clinical area?
- Discuss whether task orientated care leads to dehumanisation?