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At the centre of this mind map is a cloud labelled ‘Care settings’. Five branches stem from it: private spaces, public spaces, hospitals, patient’s home and residential homes. From the branch labelled ‘Private spaces’ stem three branches labelled as home, privacy, full control. The branches that stem from the branch labelled public spaces are limited privacy, limited control, unfamiliar people.

Four branches stem from hospitals: public area, few private areas, contrasting priorities and example of poor practice: Esther. Two branches stem from ‘contrasting priorities’. From the first, which is labelled carers’ priorities, stem other branches labelled efficiency, safety and organisation of rooms. From the second, which is labelled ‘patients’ needs’, stem further branches labelled dignity, privacy, autonomy and these are easily lost.

A further branch originating from the central cloud is labelled patient’s home. Three branches stem from this. The first is private places threatened. The second is labelled example of poor practice. The third is labelled example of good practice. From the branch labelled example of poor practice stem two further branches: carer’s own priorities and patient’s needs disregarded. From the latter stem other branches labelled limited control and limited privacy. From the branch labelled example of good practice stem two further branches labelled respect and sensitivity.

The last main branch is labelled residential homes. Four branches stem from this. The first is labelled private and public areas. From the second, which is labelled contrasting priorities, stem two further branches: carers’ priorities and patients’ needs. Carers’ priorities are safety and security while patients’ needs are privacy. From the third branch, which is labelled example of poor practice, stem the two branches labelled: residents’ needs disregarded and residents=objects. The fourth branch is labelled example of good practice. Four branches stem from it: own rooms, own possessions, sense of dignity and sense of identity.