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Bed bathing patients in hospital

Bed bathing patients in hospital There are a number of circumstances that may affect an individual’s ability to maintain personal hygiene. Hospitalised patients, and in particular those who are bedridden, may become dependent on nursing staff to carry out their hygiene needs. Assisting patients to maintain personal hygiene is a fundamental aspect of nursing care. However, it is a task often delegated to junior or newly qualified staff. This article focuses on the principles of bed bathing patients in hospital, correct procedure and the importance of maintaining patient dignity and respect in clinical practice. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Nursing Standard Royal College of Nursing (RCN)

Bed bathing patients in hospital

Nursing Standard , Volume 22 (34) – Apr 30, 2008

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Publisher
Royal College of Nursing (RCN)
Copyright
©2012 RCN Publishing Company Ltd. All rights reserved. Not to be copied, transmitted or recorded in any way, in whole or part, without prior permission of the publishers.
Subject
Art & Science
ISSN
0029-6570
eISSN
2047-9018
DOI
10.7748/ns2008.04.22.34.35.c6531
pmid
18543852
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Abstract

There are a number of circumstances that may affect an individual’s ability to maintain personal hygiene. Hospitalised patients, and in particular those who are bedridden, may become dependent on nursing staff to carry out their hygiene needs. Assisting patients to maintain personal hygiene is a fundamental aspect of nursing care. However, it is a task often delegated to junior or newly qualified staff. This article focuses on the principles of bed bathing patients in hospital, correct procedure and the importance of maintaining patient dignity and respect in clinical practice.

Journal

Nursing StandardRoyal College of Nursing (RCN)

Published: Apr 30, 2008

Keywords: Cross-contamination Dignity and respect Hygiene care These keywords are based on the subject headings from the British Nursing Index.

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