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Safeguarding older patients.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23008917     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Active involvement of patients, relatives and staff in the clinical processes of assessment, care planning, evaluation of care and audit of clinical practices can improve standards of care to patients and encourage an open culture in which concerns are raised and resolved promptly. Through good safeguarding practice, hospital teams can ensure that processes and systems of care are appropriate for individuals and do not subject patients to harm. For staff to feel confident in reporting safeguarding incidents and raising patients' or relatives' concerns, they need to have confidence in the leadership and processes of safeguarding in their organisation. Safeguarding should focus on developing and improving standards of care, become embedded into the culture of the organisation, be seen as integral to the management and organisation of care and supported and promoted through clinical leadership.
Authors:
Karen Grimshaw
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Nursing older people     Volume:  24     ISSN:  1472-0795     ISO Abbreviation:  Nurs Older People     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-09-26     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101084156     Medline TA:  Nurs Older People     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  27-30     Citation Subset:  N    
Affiliation:
Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust. Karen.grimshaw@nhs.net
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