Key Principles Of Person Centred Care

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Module Code: NMHU1AD/1MH.A2
Assessment Number: A2
Assessment Title: Person centred care
Number of Words: 2572

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Person-centred care is the “Mutually beneficial partnerships between patients, their families, and those delivering healthcare services which respect individual needs and values which demon-strate compassion, continuity, clear communication, and shared decision making” (The Scottish government 2010).
This mutually beneficial partnership helps health services and health care workers, place the per-son at the centre of their own care. It is simply treating patients as they want to be treated.
This essay will focus on four key principles of person-centred care (PCC) with reference to the adult field of practice, and how these principles can be implemented in the adult field of practice. It will also provide a brief conclusion discussing all the factors that has been discussed.
Person-centred care was first introduced by a physiologist named Carl Rogers, in the 1960s. He believed that every patient should be treated with respect and dignity. According to his approach he uses his core principles to identify…

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