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Title: Family participation in maintaining human dignity of patients
Other Titles: Spirituality : the human dimension in care
Authors: Grech, Mario
Keywords: Spiritual care (Medical care)
Family nursing
Holistic nursing -- Religious aspects
Nurse and patient
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: University of Malta. Institute of Health Care
Citation: Grech, M. (2008). Family participation in maintaining human dignity of patients. In D. Baldacchino, & L. Ross (Eds.), Spirituality : the human dimension in care (pp. 90-94). Msida: Institute of Health Care.
Abstract: In order to establish who are those who form part of this health care team, one must keep in mind that nowadays it is strongly recommended that healthcare delivery systems become patientcentered rather that clinical or disease centered. In this case, it becomes evident that among health providers, the patient's family plays an important role. Studies show that "including and embracing family as an integral part of the multiple professional team are essential for the timely restoration of health or optimising the dying process for the critically ill patients. As a matter of fact support for the psychological and spiritual health of the family is an essential component of the patient-centered care for the ill and literature shows that abroad, hospitals have set up structures such as a "Family-Patient Advisory Council" to promote and enhance the communication processes between staff and patients/families; to assist staff to effectively communicate treatment protocols and services that are available!
ISBN: 9789993206491
Appears in Collections:Spirituality: The Human Dimension in Care

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