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Exploring patient, visitor and staff views on open visiting

This study aimed to add to the evidence base on which visiting times best suit patients, visitors and staff. The study used a naturalistic research design. Three questionnaires were carried out with patients, visitors and staff in an oncology setting. The three groups favoured set visiting times and protected mealtimes. Participants also favoured a limit to the number of visitors per patient at any one time and thought a quiet time should be introduced. The conclusion was that patients, ...

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