The sum of us. Implementing a Person Centred Care Bundle - A narrative inquiry Academic Article uri icon


  • AIM:This study is a narrative inquiry that aims to better understand the experience of nurses implementing a Person-Centred Care (PCC) bundle onto an acute care ward in a large hospital in Melbourne, Australia. BACKGROUND:The PCC includes five key focus areas aimed at streamlining nursing practice 1) Nursing assessment and care planning, 2) bedside handover, 3) patient safety rounding, 4) patient whiteboards, and 5) safety huddles. The PCC bundle outlines a nursing care process that is interactional with the patient, focused on information sharing, safety and respect. METHOD:A narrative inquiry was used to explore the nurse's experiences implementing the PCC. Surveys and focus groups were used to collect data and thematic analysis was used to identify any key themes. RESULTS:The three themes were; Passing the baton; Keeping the cogs moving when time poor; and Deep interpersonal relating-The sum of us.

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  • October 2020

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