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A dignified approach to improving the patient experience: Promoting privacy, dignity and respect through collaborative training

Chadwick, AL 2012, 'A dignified approach to improving the patient experience: Promoting privacy, dignity and respect through collaborative training' , Nurse Education in Practice, 12 (4) , pp. 187-191.

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    Abstract

    Globally there is a plethora of literature surrounding patients’ privacy, dignity and respect, consequently highlighting the need for healthcare professionals to ensure such basic human rights are upheld when delivering care. For qualified practitioners this is further emphasised through the professional bodies and their varying codes of practice. To ensure privacy, dignity and respect move from rhetoric to reality in professional practice many pre-registration programmes promote service user involvement. Evidence suggests that involving service users in the delivery of educational programmes by directly telling their own stories enhances patient centred care. However given a number of recent patient surveys and/or audits reporting the lack of privacy, dignity and respect in health and social care settings there seems to be a growing need to reaffirm practitioners’ knowledge, skills and values once qualified and practising in healthcare organisations. This paper reports on a project in a UK NHS Mental health Trust where service users, in collaboration with Trust staff, planned and delivered a series of privacy and dignity workshops to healthcare practitioners with the aim of improving the patient experience. Although the project took place within a Mental Health Trust the issues of privacy, dignity and respect apply to all healthcare sectors.

    Item Type: Article
    Themes: Health and Wellbeing
    Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care
    Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences > Centre for Nursing, Midwifery & Social Work Research
    Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences
    Journal or Publication Title: Nurse Education in Practice
    Publisher: Elsevier
    Refereed: Yes
    ISSN: 14715953
    Depositing User: AL Chadwick
    Date Deposited: 31 May 2012 09:29
    Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 18:28
    URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/22770

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