Supporting patients’ dignity in the community
Bob Price Director postgraduate awards, Advancing healthcare practice at the Faculty of Health and Social Care, The Open University, Milton Keynes
Although dignity has been written about extensively, there is still an opportunity to explore the translation of the concept into community-based nursing care. Threats to dignity in the community are different from those in hospital, therefore the nursing approach should also be subtly different. An understanding of the relationship between integrity and dignity is central to care in the community and can help nurses demonstrate respect for patients.
Primary Health Care. 19, 3, 40-45. doi: 10.7748/phc2009.04.19.3.40.c7023