Patients need comfort and control in beds and chairs

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7427.1349-b (Published 04 December 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:1349
  1. Alan W Fowler (alan@awfowler.fsnet.co.uk), retired
  1. Bridgend CF31 1QJ

    Editor—Bliss's plea for elderly people to be freed from the tyranny of having to sit in chairs is laudable.1 She also highlights the dangers of forced sitting in chairs, which is based on a widespread misconception that if we as health professionals get patients out of bed into a chair we are making progress. …

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