Honors Program

Midway Honors

Date of Award


Thesis Professor(s)

Katherine C. Hall

Thesis Professor Department


Thesis Reader(s)

Sandy Halford, Daniel Hedden


The purpose of this qualitative pilot study is to explore the patient perspectives about what it is like to receive a bed bath. Examining studies of bath basins versus alternative methods has shown a decrease in the spread of nosocominal infections. However, there is not sufficient evidence evaluating the patient perspectives of assistive bed bathing and interactions with nurses and nursing support staff. This information can provide healthcare providers, especially nurses, with a better understanding of patient perspectives and values. It also supports the national healthcare approach towards patient-centered care.


East Tennessee State University

Document Type

Honors Thesis - Open Access

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