Promoting patient dignity in healthcare settings

Matiti, Milika and Cotrel-Gibbons, Elizabeth and Teasdale, Kevin (2007) Promoting patient dignity in healthcare settings. Nursing standard, 21 (45). 46-52; quiz 54. ISSN 0029-6570

Full content URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.7748/ns2007.07.21.45.46.c4584

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Abstract

Dignity is important to every individual, irrespective of the situation in which they find themselves, including healthcare settings. This article aims to heighten awareness of patient dignity, encourage readers to reflect on the concept and apply it to practice. Self-awareness of knowledge, skills and attitude is a prerequisite for supporting patient dignity. Using personal and professional knowledge, readers will reflect on practice to identify factors that influence the maintenance of patient dignity and develop strategies to promote and support it in clinical practice.

Keywords:article, attitude to health, continuing education, health personnel attitude, human, patient, psychological aspect, Attitude of Health Personnel, Education, Continuing, Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice, Humans, Patients
Subjects:B Subjects allied to Medicine > B700 Nursing
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Health & Social Care
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Deposited On:12 Jun 2014 09:28

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