Human rights are patients’ rights – and both need protecting
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Human rights are patients’ rights – and both need protecting

Craig Davidson Senior health nurse, Asylum Health Bridging Team for Glasgow City Health and Social Care Partnership

Proposed reforms to UK legislation will reduce accountability for government and could be at odds with nurses’ duty of care

Nursing is consistently rated in public polls as the most trusted, honest and ethically sound profession. No doubt this stems from the fact that, as nurses, we are duty-bound by our professional code. This instructs us to treat individuals considerately, kindly and indiscriminately, respecting their dignity.

Nursing Standard. 37, 9, 11-11. doi: 10.7748/ns.37.9.11.s7

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