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BMJ roundtable debate: How can we get better at providing patient centred care?

Response Development and evaluation of person-centred care services: Two major challenges faced by healthcare systems internationally include the fact that the numbers of older people and those living with chronic conditions and long term disabilities are growing and health and social care budgets are under increasing pressure.

If they want to provide high quality care that allows people to access the best possible quality of life, it is recognised that they need to redesign the relationship between people and the services that provide their care.

What is Person-Centred Care and Why is it Important?

In person-centred care, health and social care professionals liaise collaboratively with people who access the services. Person-centred care supports people to develop the knowledge, skills and confidence they need to more effectively manage and make informed decisions about their own health and health care.

And, crucially, it ensures that people are always treated with dignity, respect and compassion. Compassion involves demonstrating characteristics such as empathy, sensitivity, kindness and warmth and it is a key competency needed to be person-centred and meet the needs of patients.

Their latest action Plan 2016 6 confirms compassionate care as key competency needed to bring about person-centred approaches including SDM into practice; regulators, Royal Colleges and professional bodies are now working together to embed these in undergraduate and postgraduate training programmes.

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In other countries, such as Cyprus, there is awareness that patients play a crucial role in decision-making, and SDM practices could be considered as innovative strategies to promote person-centred health services delivery.

There is also recognition that encouraging compassion through teaching and learning is crucial to support the humanistic nature and personal values of care, but discussion about the actual development of compassionate-based SDM practices is still in embryo.

Their research is conducted by a multidisciplinary team in partnership with relevant stakeholders, with the purpose of developing and applying decision support tools that can help the redesign of service provision towards patient-centred care and their evaluation looking at patient outcomes as key indicators of success.

Discrete-choice-experiments DCEsa health economic technique for eliciting individual preferences is playing a pivotal role in their research.

  1. Personalised, enabling care ensures patients receive medication they will actually take, as well as attend and engage in the right services.
  2. He needs to remain in hospital for two more weeks before discharge, which means he will rely on others for a significant amount of his daily care. Why is Person-Centred Care Important?
  3. You adapt your service to their expectations and preferences, not the other way around.
  4. This is particularly important for people with long-term conditions, who may rely heavily on healthcare services.
  5. The four principles of person-centred care are. Respecting their personal qualities helps the patient feel validated and cared for much more wholly.

The answers to these questions depend on estimates of the relative value of alternative services in terms of patient, but also clinical and economic outcomes. Health economic evaluation uses a range of approaches whereby these estimates of relative value can be ascertained and interpreted. The incorporation of DCE within an economic evaluation framework is possible and can allow to place a value on factors beyond health outcomes e.

Development and evaluation of person-centred care services: do not forget compassion!

However, SDM models may need to be tailored to specific health care setting requirements and patient experiences. The case study of diabetes care offers examples of good SDM practices and can provide common ground for developing a SDM framework to fit the needs of multiple settings and the management of chronic conditions. The DCE-based model presented here appears to be a successful framework to capture patient preferences for diabetes care and it could also be used as springboard for a much needed larger scale evaluation of stakeholder preferences when applying SDM processes to the management chronic diseases across systems and settings.

Person-centred care made simple.

  1. It raises their engagement, which helps you reach better, more suitable decisions relating to their care. However, SDM models may need to be tailored to specific health care setting requirements and patient experiences.
  2. And, crucially, it ensures that people are always treated with dignity, respect and compassion.
  3. Therefore, they are less likely to use emergency services or choose costly or invasive treatments. She talked through options with Malcolm and sought his input, allowed flexibility to accommodate his wants and needs, and agreed to help meet these needs in the hospital on a daily basis.
  4. The case study of diabetes care offers examples of good SDM practices and can provide common ground for developing a SDM framework to fit the needs of multiple settings and the management of chronic conditions. To do this, you need to get to know patients as a person and actively involve them in care-related decisions.
  5. As a carer, you should learn about the benefits of providing person-centred care and how to apply it in practice.

Journal of Compassionate Health Care. N Engl J Med 2012; 366: The Shared Decision Making Collaborative 2015. Transforming health services delivery towards people centred-health systems 2014. Encouraging compassion through teaching and learning: Journal of Compassionate Health Care 2016; 3: Implementing shared-decision-making for diabetes care across country settings: Health Policy 2017 in press DOI: Applying discrete social experiments in social care research.

Do person-centred care services enable service users to lead normal lives?

Method Reviews 2017, 19. Involving patients in primary care consultations: British Journal of General practice 2006; 56: A Discrete Choice Experiment. Health Serv Res 2016; 51: What, who and when? Incorporating a discrete choice experiment into an economic evaluation.