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Patient-centred care: improving healthcare outcomes

Gluyas, H. (2015) Patient-centred care: improving healthcare outcomes. Nursing Standard, 30 (4). pp. 50-59.

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Patient-centred care is a model of care that respects the patient's experience, values, needs and preferences in the planning, co-ordination and delivery of care. A central component of this model is a therapeutic relationship between the patient and the team of healthcare professionals. The implementation of a patient-centred care model has been shown to contribute to improved outcomes for patients, better use of resources, decreased costs and increased satisfaction with care. This article provides an overview of the barriers to providing patient-centred care and identifies strategies that can be implemented to overcome them.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Health Professions
Publisher: Royal College of Nursing
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