Date of Award
Katherine C. Hall
Thesis Professor Department
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
Honors Thesis - Open Access
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Sumner, Nikki D. and Hall, Katherine C. PhD, "Older Adults Perspectives of Bed Bathing" (2016). Undergraduate Honors Theses. Paper 358. https://dc.etsu.edu/honors/358
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