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What is person-centred care and can it be achieved in emergency departments?

Authors
  • Kennedy, Chloe-Jane1
  • 1 Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland.
Type
Published Article
Journal
Emergency nurse : the journal of the RCN Accident and Emergency Nursing Association
Publication Date
May 12, 2017
Volume
25
Issue
2
Pages
19–23
Identifiers
DOI: 10.7748/en.2017.e1699
PMID: 28494663
Source
Medline
Keywords
Language
English
License
Unknown

Abstract

Contemporary nursing in all disciplines focuses on the concept of person-centred care, and how this improves patients' experiences. This article defines person-centred care, and considers whether it can be upheld in emergency departments, which are facing unprecedented pressures, and in which staff resilience and morale are challenged continually.

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