Patient dignity

Thompson, Julia
April 2011
World Council of Enterostomal Therapists Journal;Apr-Jun2011, Vol. 31 Issue 2, p40
Academic Journal
The article offers the author's insights on patient dignity wherein she presents the story of 83-year-old Betty who was admitted for Hartmann's procedure. She mentions the findings of Baillie that older age and impaired health threaten dignity because deterioration in physical and/or mental ability may increase the need for assistance with activities of daily living. She adds that in the case of Betty, the resulting bodily exposure when wearing hospital gowns could threaten dignity.


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