Engaging Patients and Keeping them Safe

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This chapter will demonstrate how you can address patient safety using the Fundamentals of Care Framework, introduced in Chapter 2. The framework emphasises the importance of establishing a trusting relationship with the patient. As nurses, our first objective should be to do no harm. Therefore, we need to know the potential negative consequences of our actions and attempt to minimise these. Using the Fundamentals of Care Framework enables us to provided safe, holistic and continuous care.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPotter & Perry’s Fundamentals of Nursing
Subtitle of host publicationAustralia and New Zealand 6th Edition
EditorsJackie Crisp, Clint Douglas, Geraldine Rebeiro, Donna Waters
Place of PublicationAustralia
PublisherElsevier Australia
ISBN (Print)9780323677721
Publication statusPublished - 2021


  • person-centred practice
  • engaging patients
  • care framework
  • patient safety


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