Search Tag: dignity

Executive Health Management

Eliminating Emotional Harm to Patients

2015 08 Jul

Hospitals should strive to eliminate emotional harm as much as they do to reduce or eliminate physical harm to patients, according to a BMJ article written by healthcare quality and safety experts from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC). Emotional harm is defined as something that affects a patient's dignity by the failure to demonstrate adequate... Read more

ICU Management

Ensuring Patient Dignity and Respect in the ICU – A New Approach

2015 14 Mar

A novel, multi-method approach presented in the journal Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics highlights the need of defining and ensuring respectful care in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). The researchers at John Hopkins believe that loss of dignity and lack of respectful treatment are preventable harms in healthcare. "Having quantitative measures of... Read more