Promoting the 6Cs of nursing in patient assessment
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Promoting the 6Cs of nursing in patient assessment

Chris Clarke Senior lecturer in adult pre-registration nursing (emergency care), Institute of Health and Society, University of Worcester, Worcester

Recognising the deteriorating patient is an essential nursing skill, and structured frameworks should be in place to assist effective patient assessment. The aim of this article is to encourage nurses to consider how to promote the 6Cs of nursing within such assessment. The article provides an overview of the Patient Assessment and Clinical-reasoning Tool designed to facilitate the development of clinical reasoning skills and effective communication with other healthcare professionals, thereby enhancing patient-centred care.

Nursing Standard. 28, 44, 52-59. doi: 10.7748/ns.28.44.52.e7967

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review

Received: 10 March 2014

Accepted: 17 April 2014

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