Why bedside handovers can be better for patients
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Why bedside handovers can be better for patients

Lynne Pearce Freelance health journalist

Bringing the handover to the bedside gives patients the chance to ask questions and be heard – but only if they are viewed as an active participant

‘A handover is one of those nursing rituals that seems to work very differently depending on the ward and the person who is doing it,’ says Christine Norton, professor of nursing at the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, King’s College London.

Nursing Standard. 33, 1, 20-22. doi: 10.7748/ns.33.1.20.s11

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