Dignity, humanity and equality: Principle of Nursing Practice A
Ann Jackson Learning and development facilitator, Enhancing Practice and Influencing Team, RCN Learning and Development Institute
Wendy Irwin Diversity and equalities co-ordinator, RCN, London
This is the second article in a nine-part series describing the Principles of Nursing Practice developed by the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) in collaboration with patient and service organisations, the Department of Health, the Nursing and Midwifery Council, nurses and other healthcare professionals. This article discusses Principle A, the provision of nursing care in a way that maximises the dignity and humanity of patients.
Nursing Standard. 25, 28, 35-37. doi: 10.7748/ns2011.03.25.28.35.c8396