According to the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care patient-centred care involves treating consumers (patients) with dignity and respect, encouraging participation and collaboration in healthcare processes and sharing information with consumers (http://www.safetyandquality.gov.au/our-work/patient-and-consumer-centred-care/). Explain how the principles of treating consumers with dignity and respect and encouraging participation contribute to safe and quality care.
Student instructions for assessment task
What is the question asking you to do?
It is useful to underline the key terms in the question and then reflect on what you already know about these terms and what you need to know in order to answer the question.
You should draw upon concepts covered in this unit related to the two principles of patient centred care (treating people with dignity and respect and encouraging participation) and how they contribute to safe and quality care.
Access relevant contemporary literature to support your discussion. References should mainly include refereed journal articles and ideally be no more than eight years old. The suggested readings in the unit are a good place to start. References to google websites and/or Wikipedia are not appropriate for this assessment task.
Your response should include links to the unit learning outcomes:Examine the political and legal contexts in which nursing is regulated
Investigate the local and global issues influencing the nursing profession
Explore and analyse the concepts of quality and safety in health care
Examine the role of the nurse in the provision of safe, ethical and quality patient care
Describe the professional, legal and ethical standards of nursing