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The RCN dignity survey: implications for leaders

09 July 2009

Nursing Management


In response to concerns about a lack of dignity in care raised in the media and several studies, the RCN launched last year its dignity campaign, Dignity: At the...

Nurses’ views on dignity in care

01 October 2009

Nursing Older People


Aim The aim of the RCN dignity survey was to gain the perspectives of nurses, healthcare assistants and nursing students regarding the maintenance and promotion of...

Setting the benchmark for dignified care

01 September 2010

Nursing Older People


Championing the best care for older people has been given fresh impetus at the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust in London, thanks to the work of a...

Nursing students’ experiences of care

23 September 2009

Nursing Older People


Aim This study aimed to explore nursing students’ experiences of caring for older people in practice and to examine the factors that affected their perceptions of...

How to make care champions

01 March 2010

Nursing Older People


This article provides an overview of how second-year, adult branch nursing students at De Montfort University, Leicester, were trained as older people’s champions to...

Demonstrating dignity

18 November 2008

Nursing Standard


The concept of dignity is commonly used by nurses, but not widely understood. Here the concept is unravelled and its importance to good nursing care is explained.

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....

Standing up for dignity

07 November 2006

Nursing Standard


Senior nurses say that older people’s dignity is an issue for all health staff. While further guidance from the Department of Health is anticipated, some nurses are...

Delivering a positive experience

04 September 2009

Cancer Nursing Practice


Care on the cancer wards at Guy’s Hospital in London includes organising parties, providing financial advice and giving patients a cuddle, all part of a drive to...