Why Chapelhow enablers are important when providing patient care

Heather Taylor


Chapelhow et al (2005) developed a framework based upon six fundamental concepts. These concepts are the building blocks that all healthcare professionals need in order to deliver patient care. Chapelhow et al (2005) refers to the concepts as enablers. There are six enablers, assessment, communication, risk management and managing uncertainty, professional judgement and decision making and documentation and record keeping. In this article, I look at two enablers; assessment and communication. I chose these two to discuss, because as a nurse these are essential skills to have when delivering patient care. It was apparent that both enablers are linked and are used together when caring for a patient and that assessment and communication skills are vital to have as a healthcare professional. 


Chapelhow Enablers; Communication; Assessment; Nursing Care

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