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.

Correspondence CKENNE207@caledonian.ac.uk

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 2017

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