Hygiene care is not just about keeping the skin clean. Access to showering and bathing can have a significant impact on residents and patients general wellbeing and quality of life. Comfort and dignity are key in the hygiene cycle but can be difficult to obtain.
Many nursing home residents have cognitive impairment and frequently display behavioural expressions of distress during personal care. This clinical resource providing examples of evidence supporting the importance of comfort and dignity in person centered hygiene care.
Comfort and Dignity in Hygiene Care
This clinical focus document covers these key areas;
- Person-Centred Hygiene Care
- Moments of friction
- Comfort and dignity
- A sense of security
- Challenges to achieving comfort and dignity in personal care
- Using accessories in the workflow
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Comfort and dignity in hygiene care
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