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#EndPJparalysis is about trusting nurses and valuing patients’ time

A global movement to get patients up, dressed and moving started with a conversation in a hospital in the Australian outback.

A global movement to get patients up, dressed and moving started with a conversation in a hospital in the Australian outback

Broken Hill Hospital in New South Wales is in a health district the size of England with a population of just 30,000 people. It’s also the unlikely birthplace of #EndPJparalysis , a global social movement that has garnered more than 100 million impressions on Twitter since January this year.

In November 2016, I was in Broken Hill doing leadership development and coaching with senior nurses. I spoke to a ward manager from the sub-acute rehab unit who had started encouraging inpatients to wear their own shoes and then later their own clothes. She told me she had soon noticed an improvement in cognitive and physical function as well as a shorter

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