Journal of Professional Nursing

Inpatient Teaching:  From Patient Care to Self Care 

Chris Tuffnell, RGON, DHA, Nurse Researcher, Nelson Hospital 

Reference:  Tuffnell, C. (1987). Inpatient Teaching:  From Patient Care to Self Care Nursing Praxis in New Zealand 3(1) 17-22


As more emphasis is placed on health maintenance, the prevention of disease and accidents, and early discharge from hospital to self care at home, patients and their families are being asked to assume more responsibility for their own care.  In order to meet this responsibility patients have the practice self care to the best of their ability.  Continued… 

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