28 Oct

Ward Stars – Benefits to patients

Some of the ways patients may benefit from Ward Stars:

  • Wider range of helpful and constructive experiences
  • More opportunity for empathic engagement
  • Compassionate care
  • More opportunity for having fun
  • Patients feel taken seriously and that staff are interested in them
  • Learning new or enhanced ways of relaxing, lowering anxiety and agitation
  • Feeling accepted and safely and compassionately held in mind
  • Feeling listened to and understood
  • Quality relationships with staff
  • Enabled to express themselves
  • The ward is a space which enables growth, healing and recovery
  • Opportunity to access sociable, recreational, physical, therapeutic and fun activities
  • Constructive, safe and helpful stimulation
  • Comfortable social contact with others
  • Development and acquisition of self-management and life skills
  • Less boredom and more meaningful engagement
  • Patients are able to relate to and trust staff on a human level
  • Patients are inspired to feel positive about themselves
  • Patients appreciate staff going the extra mile
  • A generous and kind ward environment is established
  • Patients are supported to give something back to the ward community and to their wider community
  • Patients are supported to be co-pilots in their care, creating a more therapeutic, empowering, admission
  • Patients feel respected, skilled, contributors
  • Therapeutic interventions are more relevant and effective for the individual
  • Useful, supportive and important information is accessible and available
  • The ward is experienced as an inclusive environment
  • Patients feel equipped and prepared appropriately for maintaining their health and well-being when they’re back home
  • Connections with friends, family and carers are supported and strengthened
  • Helpful information and support is provided to patients’ loved ones
  • Patients are supported in developing social networks
  • Friends, family and carers are made to feel welcome on the ward and to be informed, reassured and supported
  • Patients are able to spend time with their children in a safe and appropriate space
  • Patients feel able to approach and engage with staff
  • Patients feel listened to, understood and supported
  • Patients are better able to express themselves
  • Patients feel warmly engaged with; not just observed
  • A ward environment of kindness and compassion is nurtured
  • A special effort is made to welcome and reassure visitors
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