I am a BACN Nurse
In this article BACN member and aesthetic nurse, Sharron Brown, considers what it really means to be a member of the BACN
I have been thinking about what it means to be a member of the BACN. As a professional organisation we have a diverse membership of nurses whose ultimate goal is working to deliver evidence-based care within medical aesthetics, whatever the modality, in line with the NMC Code (2018) and our BACN Code which was written by board member, Anna Baker.
It doesn't matter if you are new to medical aesthetics or have been practising for years. Our values, ethics and competencies are underpinned by the desire to deliver high quality, patient-centred care, which is fundamental to evidence-based practice. Patient autonomy and holistic care are key to this, which ultimately promotes the rights and needs of the patient. Most of our patients are deemed as healthy. They make the initial contact and it is up to us, during that consultation, to discover what is driving them to seek a particular treatment or intervention. We shouldn't presume that because a patient presents as healthy, there may not be an underlying or undiagnosed issue (Cohen et al, 2023), (Kitson et al, 2013), (Sobanko et al, 2015).
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