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Overview

Although the past 20 years have marked a major shift in health care toward what is broadly referred to as 'patient-centredness,' this movement has not been well documented in academic literature, let alone has its meaning been explicitly defined. The concept has meant different things to different professional and patient groups. As a result, a book such as this was needed to provide a comprehensive review of the theory and practice of patient-centred health care and its interdisciplinary orientation. Besides providing a clear definition of what patient-centred care means, this text offers practical illustrations of how different disciplines can contribute to the effective development and implementation of patient-centred care.

Covers patient representation & the provision of health services/aspects of patient-centered mgmt/ward design/etc.

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An introduction to patient-centered health care, defining the concept and offering personal experiences and perspectives on the theory and practice of developing patient-centered care initiatives. Discusses patient representation and the provision of health services, patient- centered management, and the administrative, legal, and physical context of care, and offers examples of good practice in nursing, medicine, and health care management in areas such as ward design, cross-cultural issues, teaching practice skills, and pain relief. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780632039036
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/17/1996
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 250
  • Product dimensions: 6.32 (w) x 9.29 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Table of Contents

List of contributors; Perspectives in patient-centred care; The definition of patient-centred care; The patient's experience; The context of care: administrative, legal and physical; Education and training; Audit and feedback; Index
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