person-centred care

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person-centred care

A popular term for healthcare and social services which reflect the individual’s unique preferences, values and needs, identified and agreed upon in partnership with the physician. Under Person-Centred Care, Standard 2 of the National Service Framework (NSF) for Older People, people should be treated as individuals and receive appropriate and timely care that meets their needs.

For people with learning disabilities, such care entails life planning based around the principles of social disability. The importance of a Person-Centred approach has also been reinforced with its inclusion in the NSF for Long-Term Conditions 2005; with the movement towards dignity in a hospital setting; and an increasing awareness of its importance when working with people with dementia, concentrating on what they can do rather than what they are not able to do. The DH, health and social care agencies increasingly prefer “individual” or “person” rather than traditional, organisational terms such as customer, client, service user or (when appropriate) patient.
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The challenges we face, she said, were related to building health systems capable of providing integrated, people-centered care.
As civil society activists we have to work individually and together, at regional, national and multilateral levels to (i) hold political leaders and decision-makers accountable to immediately accelerate efforts to achieve ZERO TB deaths; (ii) participate in all aspects of strategy development and implementation plans-- both at the country and global levels-- with an active engagement of affected community members; (iii) uphold the respect for human rights of people affected by TB, and promote a people-centered care model that recognizes the right of every person to be informed and empowered about TB and (iv) demand universal access to quality, affordable and integrated health care for all.
Another change would be a continued shift of focus toward resident- or people-centered care. We need to develop programs for the elderly that are focused on improving and enhancing their quality of life."

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