Demonstrating respect for patient dignity
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Demonstrating respect for patient dignity

Bob Price Programme director, MSc in Nursing, RCN Institute, London

The Essence of Care highlights patient privacy and dignity as a key benchmark area for the evaluation of health care (Department of Health 2003). Communication is increasingly viewed as the means by which the quality of health care should be judged. This article -explores how giving information and the words nurses use could express respect for patient dignity.

Nursing Standard. 19, 12, 45-51. doi: 10.7748/ns2004.


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