I was talking to a nurse last week about workload on wards. She suggested that initiatives such as restrictive visiting and protected mealtimes prevent families from participating in the delivery of care and pointed to other countries where families are expected to provide care and food in hospital.
What do you think?
- Do you think families should be more involved in providing physical care?
- How does this affect the role of the nurse?
- What can we learn from community services about family involvement in care?