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Autonomy and the patient's right to choose falls prevention
In the December 2016 issue of American Nurse Today, Pat Quigley PhD, ARNP, CRRN, FAAN, FAANP published an article on patient's right to choose falls prevention. In this article, Dr. Quigley stresses the importance of discussing the choices a patient has along with informing the patient the consequences of their decision.
The Department of Veterans Affairs’ Veterans Integrated Patient Safety Center of Inquiry (VISN) 8 fall and injury prevention program has developed a tool to engage veterans as active partners in their falls prevention program. You can access the entire article at: https://www.americannursetoday.com/autonomy-patients-right-choose-falls-prevention/