Person-centredness - The ‘state’ of the art

MCCORMACK, Brendan, BORG, Marit, CARDIFF, Shaun, DEWING, Jan, JACOBS, Gaby, JANES, Nadine, KARLSSON, Bengt, MCCANCE, Tanya, MEKKI, Tone Elin, POROCK, Davina, LIESHOUT, Famke van and WILSON, Val (2015). Person-centredness - The ‘state’ of the art. International Practice Development Journal, 5.

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Abstract

Background: Person-centred practice is now firmly embedded in the nursing and healthcare discourse. While there is a growing body of development and research activity in the field, there is increased recognition of the need for further advances in the body of existing knowledge. This is reflected in the different approaches to person-centredness being adopted by healthcare systems internationally. Aims: To provide an overview of person-centredness and ways in which person-centred practice has been adopted in healthcare systems internationally. Methods: A summary review of the evidence underpinning the concepts and theory of person-centredness, incorporating an overview of national strategic frameworks that influence the development of person-centred practice in different countries. Findings: While there have been considerable advances in the development of person-centredness, there is a lot of work to be done in the adoption of more consistent approaches to its development and evaluation. In particular, a shared discourse and measurement tools are needed. Internationally, person-centredness is gaining momentum and many countries have strategic frameworks in place to direct its development and implementation.

Item Type: Article
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Centre for Health and Social Care Research
Departments: Health and Well-being > Nursing and Midwifery
Depositing User: Davina Porock
Date Deposited: 14 Feb 2017 11:48
Last Modified: 14 Feb 2017 17:55
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/15162

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