How The Nmc Code ( 2015 ) Can Guide The Provision Of Person Centred Nursing Care

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Discuss how the NMC Code (2015) can guide the provision of person centred nursing care.
In this assignment we will be discussing how the Nursing and Midwifery Council NMC (2015) guides nurses in the direction of good practice. Why we have the code? Who the code is for? How to implement the code in our daily lives as practitioners. The NMC (2015) is a set of guidelines which nurses and midwives must adhere to in order to provide the best care possible to their patients. The NMC (2015) is split into four main sections:
1. Prioritising people
2. Practise effectively
3. Preserve safety
4. Promote professionalism and trust
The NMC code states that the guidelines were not only set by them themselves but what the general public expect from nursing healthcare professionals. The NMC code changed its standards and expectations in February of 2015 as a result of the Francis report (2013) being published and exposing the appalling conditions of the Staffordshire hospital; the nursing and midwifery council then decided that it was paramount for the code to be revised so as there was no grey areas where the health care professionals were unsure of what standard of care they were expected to uphold and deliver to anyone in their care. The Royal College of Nursing RCN (2015) would describe person centred care as allowing a person to be equal in their care and to empower them to make informed choices about their care plans, it would suggest that the service users should be…
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