TITLE

Patient dignity

AUTHOR(S)
Thompson, Julia
PUB. DATE
April 2011
SOURCE
World Council of Enterostomal Therapists Journal;Apr-Jun2011, Vol. 31 Issue 2, p40
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
62806827

 

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