Michael Parkinson addresses Congress
Published: 13 May 2009
Sir Michael Parkinson, the Department of Health's Dignity Ambassador, has addressed Congress today (13 May 2009). He urged Congress to celebrate older people, asking "what's wrong with a wrinkle?" He spoke passionately about his belief that older people have become marginalised when they should be celebrated for their inspirational lives and wealth of experience.
This follows on from the 2008 launch of the RCN's dignity campaign, in which the RCN has sought to ensure that delivering dignified patient care is a number one priority for nursing staff.
Read more and watch the keynote speech again in Congress 2009.
Find out more about the RCN's dignity campaign.