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A sense of people’s worth

29 August 2012

Nursing Standard


The International Council of Nurses urges all healthcare professionals, including students, to promote patient or client dignity. In the UK this position is endorsed...

Dignity: a study of pre-operative patients

15 December 1999

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

When being prepared for surgery, pre-operative patients undergo a series of processes and procedures which can compromise their dignity. This article examines this...

Promoting patient dignity in healthcare settings

18 July 2007

Nursing Standard


Dignity is important to every individual, irrespective of the situation in which they find themselves, including healthcare settings. This article aims to heighten...