RCN Principles of Nursing Practice
|RCN Key Nursing Principles||Examples in end of life care|
|Dignity, equality, diversity and humanity||Individualised holistic assessment of need including culture and reasonable adjustments made. Also consider the needs of the carer|
|Ethical integrity, legal integrity, accountability, responsibility||Potential conflict within the family regarding management of nutritional needs when there is a decline in ability to swallow leading to choking|
|Safety of patients, visitors and staff, management of risk, clinical safety||Risk assessment in caring for a person who is in hospital and wants to go home to die and lives alone|
|Advocacy, empowerment, patient-centred care, patient involvement||Supporting a person with learning disabilities to die in their preferred place of care. Advanced care planning.|
|Communication, handling feedback, record keeping, reporting, monitoring||Responding to a complaint about poor end of life care|
|Evidence-based, practice, technical skills, education, clinical reasoning||The possible introduction of tele-health care in a rural setting|
|Multi-disciplinary and multi-agency working, co-ordination, and continuity of care||Co-ordination of care in the community setting with a person with highly complex needs|
|Leadership, contributing to an open and responsive culture||Nurses and nursing staff lead by example ensuring end of life care is given in a manner that is responsive to individual needs|
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