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

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

Conflict of interest

None declared

Received: 08 February 2017

Accepted: 03 March 2017

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