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Person-Centred Care: An Effective (But Underused) Strategy for Patient Safety and Wellbeing

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PCC is a holistic approach to healthcare that is grounded in a philosophy of personhood. Although there are varying definitions of PCC, each promotes self-determination, empowerment and a commitment to providing healthcare that is responsive to the needs and preferences of the individual.

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The outdated view of patients as passive recipients of care has given way to one where individuals are now seen as active participants and partners in healthcare, with a valuable perspective and a vested interest in ensuring safe care. As such, the concept of person-centred care (PCC) has become fundamental to quality practice. PCC is a holistic approach to healthcare that is grounded in a philosophy of personhood. Although there are varying definitions of PCC, each promotes self-determination, empowerment and a commitment to providing healthcare that is responsive to the needs and preferences of the individual. Person-centred health professionals acknowledge that each person is unique, has equal rights and worth, and brings their own experiences about their health and illness.

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Tracy Levett-Jones
Professor Tracy Levett-Jones is the Director of the Research Centre for Health Professional Education at the University of Newcastle. Her research interests include: belongingness, clinical reasoning, empathy, interprofessional education, cultural competence, simulation and patient safety. Tracy has authored ten books, the most recent being 'Clinical Reasoning: Learning to think like a nurse' and Critical Conversations for Patient Safety'; as well as over 200 book chapters, reports and peer reviewed journal articles. Tracy has been the recipient of multiple teaching and learning awards and has been awarded over two million dollars in grant funding.
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19 Dec 2020
Well documented and reinforced my knowledge of client centred care philosophy
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Tina Coxall
04 Jul 2021
Good refresher into Person centered care
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Melina Giri
06 Jan 2022
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Angela Laulu
19 Oct 2021
Great coverage of topic. Genius!
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Maggie Sullivan
06 Apr 2021
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Kim Armonis
04 Jul 2021
interesting to learn but unable to put into practice as it dosen't involve me in my line of work
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Marilyn CAMACHO
09 Jan 2021
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Julie Angwin
28 Dec 2020
fantastic summary and reminder of the high standards we should all aspire to with every patient at every care episode.
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