Case Study

711 WordsMar 17, 20153 Pages
This case study will be an individual report, of a search of literature, on the topic of respect and dignity. As respect and dignity is very wide, I wanted to focus my search on respect and dignity on diabetic patients I chosen this because they are patients who are based in my clinical placement ward it , has a small number of patients that . I want to gain knowledge and develop my understanding on the set topic, as this will benefit me in my clinical placement and further on in my nursing career. According to the NMC code of conduct, all nurses and midwives must follow the code, which lays out standards of conduct and one of which is the care of people your first concern, treating them as individuals and respecting their dignity .(NMC 2015). Firstly this report will show why research is important to the nursing profession and other health care professionals . I will then identify search strategies and also including key words, such as dates, sex, age, language and country. This will describe the tools I used, such as databases and why I chose them. Also the report will include my findings on articles that were appropriate to my topic I still wanted to reduce the amount of articles, to which I decided to do an advanced search, I chose to change the language to English,, I also included searching within the full text of the articles. However without realising, I ended up expanding my search hits to 537, to get the hits down again I changed the date of the articles to just 2011, this gave me 47 hits. I finally got the hits down to 12 by adding an extra keyword âpromotingâ. Unfortunately none of these articles seemed relevant to my topic area. Continuing with my search I came out of the databases and went onto SUMMONS which is a library catalogue within the University. I began my search again by entering the keywords ârespect and dignityâ, which gave me

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