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Moral precepts of hand washing in a community health care setting

Joan Cochrane examines the right of every patient to receive care in a microbiologically safe environment and discusses the need for nurses to apply infection control principles into their daily clinical practice

Joan M. Cochrane MSc, RGN, RM, NDN (Cert), Adv Dip. Health Sciences (IMT) is Senior Infection Control Nurse HIV, Newcastle City Health NHS Trust.

Article accepted for publication: January 2000