Future healthcare services are changing to give patients more rights over their own healthcare.
The NMC requires that nurses work in partnership with those in their care.
This book provides a timely guide to enabling patient and carer participation in nursing care.
It challenges the reader to see the person in the patient and explores the nature of the nurse-patient relationship.
It gives practical advice on how students can promote participation on placements and in practice.
The book also offers an insight into the realities of being a carer, and discusses how quality of patient experiences can be assessed.