2023
DOI: 10.1071/hc23009
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New Zealand hospice staff perspectives on ‘Xcellent Gowns’ for big bodied palliative care patients: a qualitative study

Abstract: Introduction A handful of reports detail efforts to redesign traditional hospital gowns to address common concerns related to patient comfort and privacy for big bodied patients. Results suggest that improving gown design has the potential to improve both the patient and carer experience and satisfaction of care. Aim This study aimed to ascertain the utility of gowns purposely designed for big bodied patients (named Xcellent Gowns) from a staff perspective. Methods Qualitative semi-structured int… Show more

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“…A further study looked at improving the quality of care for big bodied patients receiving end of life care, through addressing the 'one size fits all' current approach to hospital gowns. Phillips and colleagues 13 interviewed hospice staff on their views of gowns designed for big bodied patients and found they can potentially enhance the care and dignity for these patients as well as making it easier for staff to give respectful care. Moving on to this issue's quality improvement report, Gu and colleagues 14 reviewed clinical medical student case-based teaching material used in general practice teaching at the Otago Medical School (Dunedin).…”
Section: Primary Health Care: Walking Backwards Into the Future?mentioning
confidence: 99%
“…A further study looked at improving the quality of care for big bodied patients receiving end of life care, through addressing the 'one size fits all' current approach to hospital gowns. Phillips and colleagues 13 interviewed hospice staff on their views of gowns designed for big bodied patients and found they can potentially enhance the care and dignity for these patients as well as making it easier for staff to give respectful care. Moving on to this issue's quality improvement report, Gu and colleagues 14 reviewed clinical medical student case-based teaching material used in general practice teaching at the Otago Medical School (Dunedin).…”
Section: Primary Health Care: Walking Backwards Into the Future?mentioning
confidence: 99%