Patients' rights to privacy and dignity in the NHS.

  title={Patients' rights to privacy and dignity in the NHS.},
  author={Jay Woogara},
  journal={Nursing standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great Britain) : 1987)},
  volume={19 18},
  • Jay Woogara
  • Published 2005 in
    Nursing standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great…
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' as outlined in the Essence of Care document (Department of Health (DH) 2001a). METHOD An ethnographic methodology was used. Fieldwork took place over six months in three acute wards with surgical and medical patients in a large district NHS hospital, using non-participant observation, unstructured interviews with patients (n=55… CONTINUE READING

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