A year of virtual nursing
If we think back to the beginning of 2020, we would never have imagined how our lives were going to change, how our daily life would become so restricted or what the care and support we provide for patients and their families would look like now. We would never have believed how isolated we have all become, even at work, and how the way we communicate with each other has needed to change.
Clinical reviews form a key part of the care of a person receiving any form of treatment, offering health professionals a vital opportunity to gain insight into the views and feelings of patients regarding their diagnosis, treatment plan, and any side effects they may experience, not to mention their emotional and social wellbeing. In pre-COVID times these were face-to-face reviews and often a person would be accompanied by a loved one, someone to speak for them when they were not able, to fill in the gaps at times and to ensure a comprehensive assessment.
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