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Promoting better care for stigmatised patients

  • RCN accredited
  • Peer reviewed
  • Certificate
  • Learning time: 01 hr
  • Last updated: 2016
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This learning module discusses the role of nurses and nurse leaders in the prevention and resolution of patient stigmatisation. The many factors that hamper nurse-patient interactions are outlined, and the antecedents and consequences of patient stigmatisation discussed. Leadership strategies are explored, and readers are encouraged to reflect on the role of patient stigmatisation in nursing practice.

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Jessica Pottle, Registered nurse, Virginia Mason Hospital, Seattle, Washington, United States.
Jill Marotta, Clinical leader, Virginia Mason Hospital, Seattle, Washington, United States.


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