Diane Lourdes Taboada: what does the patient of the future look like?

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  • Posted:Thursday 15 November 2012

Diane Lourdes Taboada, Ward Manager, Kingston Hospital NHS Trust, considers the future of nursing, predicting that care will move out into the community leaving hospitals for acute care only, and hopeful that nurses will be able to focus more on care than paperwork with improvements in technology. She also describes the patient of the future as knowledgeable, technologically capable, but older and more in need of medical care because of this.

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