What is person-centred care and can it be achieved in emergency departments?
Chloe-Jane Kennedy Nursing student, 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. 25, 2,19-23. doi: 10.7748/en.2017.e1699
Received: 08 February 2017
Accepted: 03 March 2017
Published in print: 12 May 2017Peer review
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