Clinical Governance: Improving The Quality Of Healthcare For by Mary Gottwald, Gail Lansdown

By Mary Gottwald, Gail Lansdown

This can be an obtainable and functional advisor to medical governance in healthcare, designed to assist practitioners and scholars bring larger care to patients.


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2006; in Thailand, Kamchuchat et al. 2008; in Australia, Cashmore et al. 2012; in South Africa, Kennedy and Page 2012). Violence can take many forms, including physical assault, threats of physical violence, unwanted sexual advances and harassment. In nursing, patients, the families Quality: the key issues 31 of patients, visitors or colleagues can commit violence, and nurses working in inpatient psychiatric facilities, nursing homes and emergency departments are thought to be the most at risk (Roche et al.

Although Gehry (2003) is speaking from an architectural perspective, his thoughts echo those of Bate and Robert (2007). Clinical governance: the context 17 Level of engagement Following the Darzi Report (2008), it is now widely agreed that service users need to be involved and engaged at a variety of levels within healthcare organizations, for example at Board level, Committee level and at an individual level (Bond and Magill 2010). This involvement has led to the need for increased communication and greater collaboration, so that service users can have a positive impact on decisions and that their presence is not simply tokenistic.

As an occupational therapist a priority of mine was to facilitate patients to be able to dress themselves independently. One of my patients explained to me that although they could get dressed without any assistance, it would take hours and leave them exhausted, so they would prefer to employ someone to dress them. By paying someone it enabled this patient to spend their time engaged more purposively in their hobbies. This illustrates how my priorities were different from the patient’s. Bond and Magill (2010:330) identify other examples where priorities between the professional and service user differ.

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