BAPEN Medical Pledge
'No decision about me without me' - we pledge to work with BAPEN medical members in the clinical networks to meet with our patients and ask them which outcomes are most important to them, and to make small but important changes to open the conversation to improve the nutritional care we provide for patients. We commit to listening to our patients to address 'what matters most' from their perspective, to actively engage patients in making decisions about their care.
Changes may be small such as providing one point of contact / contact telephone number (for use when patients are worried) or asking patients 'what matters to you' or 'what's worrying you' at the beginning of a consultation. Our main aim is to make sure patients are treated as individuals rather than 'an intervention'.