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From little acorns …

01 December 2007

Mental Health Practice

Users’ views

Every year, the oak tree outside our window grows more full of life. This year, clusters of acorns covered it with garlands, and although the leaves are yellowing...

Dignified care for children and young people: nurses’ perspectives

11 March 2009

Paediatric Nursing

A&S Science

Aim: To explore the perspectives of nurses working with children and young people on dignified care and the challenges of providing such care. Methods: A...

Supporting patients’ dignity in the community

01 April 2009

Primary Health Care


Although dignity has been written about extensively, there is still an opportunity to explore the translation of the concept into community-based nursing care....

Patients’ rights to privacy and dignity in the NHS

12 January 2005

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Aim To determine the extent to which patients’ rights to privacy and dignity are respected in the NHS when judged against the seven factors of ‘privacy and dignity’...

Promoting privacy and dignity for older patients in hospital

11 January 2006

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article defines dignity and suggests some practical guidance on ways that dignity can be a priority in daily clinical practice, drawing on work undertaken at...

Ethical implications of consent in translational research

01 December 2013

Cancer Nursing Practice

Art & Science

In the UK in 2010, 325,000 people were diagnosed with cancer with one in four dying from the disease. Cancer research is therefore a healthcare priority. Over the...

Was the introduction of single-sex wards a mistake?

08 February 2012

Mental Health Practice


In 2008 and 2009 the recovery wards in two acute inpatient mental health facilities in Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust were changed from mixed- to...

Implications for nursing and healthcare research of the general data protection regulation and retrospective reviews of patients’ data

23 January 2019

Nurse Researcher


Background The European Union’s general data protection regulation (GDPR) came into effect in May 2018. It is intended to prevent the unwanted sharing of private...

Promoting service-user satisfaction in close observations

12 May 2015

Mental Health Practice

Art & Science

Close observations are only used as a last resort to manage risk in inpatient mental health facilities and have been widely criticised for offending the dignity and...

Home sweet home

19 April 2011

Nursing Standard


Residents of a nursing home in Wales benefit from matron Rachel Kemp’s dedication to their wellbeing. Her work has been recognised with a national award.