How Key Elements, Communication And Inequalities Of Health, Deliver Person Centered Care Within The Field Of Radiography

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Hecs1100 An understanding of how key elements, communication and inequalities in health, deliver person-centered care within the field of radiography

Person centered care (PCC) is an approach that was developed by Dr Carl Roger (1960). Healthcare systems around the world have been transformed in order to develop services that are focused on offering more patient centered care. However Robinson et al (2008) identified that PPC is difficult to implement in healthcare, due to its lack of clear definition.
The health foundation defines PCC by recognising “patients as equal partners in planning, developing and assessing care to make sure it is most appropriate for their needs” (Health Foundation, 2014). It requires placing service users at the heart of everything (National Voices, 2014) and allowing individuals to be seen with different values, preferences, interests and abilities. Recognising this assists care workers to relate to the service users situation (Jones, 2005). Radiographers are important members of the healthcare team; they are responsible for taking high quality images whilst their main concern is the care of their patients. Asking patients during a radiographic examination if he or she would like a blanket over their knees is an example of being person-centred; it shows compassion, thinking about things from the person’s point of view and being respectful. It also enables patients to be involved in their care by decision making, as a result promotes…

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