Dignity on the wards: improving hospital care for older people

Tadd, Win; Read, Simon
May 2012
British Journal of Hospital Medicine (17508460);May2012, Vol. 73 Issue 5, p244
Academic Journal
The authors cite reports in England and Wales that revealed failure to recognize older patients as individuals and treat them with dignity and compassion. They summarize the key findings of the Dignity in Practice study, which identified the physical design of the acute ward as well as inadequate staff skills and knowledge as barriers to the provision of dignified care to older people. The need to accept that older people's care is the core business of the acute NHS is emphasized.


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