Treating patients with dignity, but what about hands-on care?

22 abril 2015

Health and social care professionals put a different emphasis on the meaning of dignity than their patients do, research suggests. Although the United Kingdom has well-established local and national policies that champion the need to provide dignified care, breaches in dignity are still a problem with England’s National Health Service (NHS). A new study has uncovered a potential gap between what patients expect and the focus of care professionals.