Patient-Centered Care

The ways patient and provider compromise and or collaborate care is first by establishing an open, constant, and effective communication (Finn, 2012). Being open, constant and effective is a technique wherein two or more people are able to understand each other. That is without any language barriers that could hinder them to exchange an important piece of information. Another way is to show a sense of veracity. One patient-provider relationship would not be effective in collaborating plan of care that aims high standard of care if one of the persons in the relationship is not telling the truth. Honesty is very important in patient and provider collaboration.

Patient-centered care is rooted from care provider’s respect to the patient in which patients are listened to, informed, involved in their care, and their wishes are honored (Rickert, 2012). The benefits of patient-centered care are improved communications with patients. This facilitates a better understanding of patients’ needs that can result in better patient outcomes and can increase patient satisfaction. Additionally, high quality and safe care are another benefits of patient-centered care. Because it is a personalized care, it values a person as a whole focusing on her mind, body, and spirit.

References:

Finn, N. (2012). Collaboration, communication and connection: Fostering patient engagement in health care. Journal of Participatory Medicine. Retrieved from http://www.jopm.org/opinion/commentary/2012/09/05/collaboration-communication-and-connection-fostering-patient-engagement-in-health-care/

Rickert, J. (2012). Patient-centered care: What it means and how to get there. Health Affairs Blog. Retrieved from http://healthaffairs.org/blog/2012/01/24/patient-centered-care-what-it-means-and-how-to-get-there/

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