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

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

Chloe-Jane Kennedy Nursing student (BSc Adult), Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland

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.

Emergency Nurse. doi: 10.7748/en.2017.e1699

Correspondence

CKENNE207@caledonian.ac.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to external double-blind peer review and checked for plagiarism using automated software

Received: 08 February 2017

Accepted: 03 March 2017

Published online: 12 April 2017