There are five core competencies needed for health care professionals and they are provide patient centered care, work in interdisciplinary teams, employ evidence based practice, apply quality improvement, and utilizing informatics. In this paper, I will go into further detail how providing patient centered care is challenging, how to overcome the challenges, how it relates to my chosen profession, and how this competency can impact delivery of care to patients.
In today’s world of rapidly advancing medical technology, the health care consumer is demanding high quality care. Additionally, the face of the health care consumers is also changing at a rapid pace. At the same time regulatory and governmental agencies are pushing health care providers to not only provide this high quality care in a cost effective manner, but to do so in a way that ensure equality to all clients. To meet these challenges, it is imperative for health care professionals to provide this level of care in a way that is effective, efficient, and patient-centered. A patient-centered approach is a method of incorporating collaborative practice, resulting in improved care just not for
This essay will discuss patient centred care and some of the main principles associated to it. It will also discuss why patient centred care is so important in nursing and acknowledges that there will always be opportunities and times when these principles can continually be improved upon and developed through further training and education.
In a day and age where everything is becoming mobile and consumer-driven, healthcare is no exception. Patients are now able to drive healthcare industry spending and have access to more health services. “A growing body of evidence suggests that the patient-centered medical home is an effective model to transform primary care and serve as a foundation for accountable care organizations, working together in integrated communities of care” (Harbrechet & Latts, 2015). Patient centered care could change the outdated medical models by focusing on patient-doctor relationships and what the patient deems important in their healthcare (Kahn, 2014). “Patient centered care has a triple aim: to improve individuals’ health; achieve improved population health; and reduce cost trends. A complementary goal was to improve satisfaction for patients and health care teams“ (Harbrechet & Latts, 2015). Early studies suggest that this type of care will also improve efficiency and lend us closer to the frontier of health production. The Patient Centered Health model is the fastest growing healthcare delivery system innovation (O’Kane, Barr, &Scholle, 2014). This is largely due to the Affordable Care Act and its impact on health coverage (Fifield, Forrest, Burleson, Martin-Peele, & Gillespie, 2013; Harbrechet & Latts, 2015). This paper will focus on how patient centered medicine impacts efficiency in healthcare.
Patient-centered care refers to the view that patients and their family members are partners in developing a care plan. This stems from the belief that the patient is in control and that the care provided is rooted in respect that addresses the patient’s personal needs and values (Barnsteiner & Sherwood, 2012). Creating a partnership with a patient that allows them to grasp the goals and methods of their plan of care and includes them in the decision-making process can prevent errors from occurring. This gives the patient the opportunity to correct any
Quality patient centered care is vital to a hospital or clinic’s ability to treat whole patients. Dabney and Tzeng (2013) address the necessity to implement patient-centered care into clinic and hospital settings. The article clarifies what patient-centered care and service quality is by consolidating many works and sighting benefits medical professionals can observe in their practice.
In 2001, the US Institute of Medicine’s seminal report, ‘Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century’, recommended six goals for improvement in healthcare, with one focusing on patient-centred care (Institute of Medicine [IOM], 2011). Furthermore, various international organisations, such as the Institute for Patient- and Family-
Patient- centered care focuses on seeing things through the eyes of the patients and including them in all decisions based on their needs and value and placing them first. Patient centered care is including the patient in their care. The care is based on a healing perspective and not just caring. Relaying information so that patient/ family can understand it because patients may be in pain, fear or uncomfortable and may not understand the information relayed. An example
This essay aims to describe briefly what is meant by patient-centred care. It will also focus and expand on two key aspects of patient dignity - making choices and confidentiality. Patient-centred care (PCC) is an extensively used model in the current healthcare system (Pelzang 2010:12). PCC is interpreted as looking at the whole person and considering their individual values and needs in relation to their healthcare. By implementing a PCC approach it ensures that the person is at the very centre of any plans that are made and has a dynamic role in the decision making process (Pelzang 2010:12).
In the formative peer view assignment, you were asked to review an article on promoting dignity in healthcare setting and how this forms the basis of patient centred care. Following on from this you are now asked to:-
Patient-centered care encompasses ideas, skills, and attitudes that promote greater patient empowerment, responsibility, and prioritizing patients’ needs and experience of healthcare in influencing how care is delivered (Lorig, 2012). Patient-centered care focuses on individualizing care to meet the health care needs of individual patients but also encourages patient’s to be active participants in their own care. Important aspects of patient-centered care that focuses on the patient’s experience include cultural competency, involvement, and continuity of care.
The model consists of four steps used with the patient to reach a decision regarding the individual’s health care needs and decision for planning care. The steps include the provider informing the patient that a health care decision is required and the patient's opinion is important, the professional explains the options and with pros and cons, the provider and the patient discuss the patient's preferences and the professional supports the patient decision and finally the professional and patient discuss the patient’s decision and the health care plan is made (Stiggelbout, Pieterse, & De Haes, 2015). Instituting this model to into practice by the APN will promote active participation and require the patient to understand their health care conditions and needs to improve quality patient outcomes and the provision of quality health care. Another nursing initiative to promote the patient-centered care competency is the implementation of the Patient-Centered Medical Home care model which consist of a team designed approach to developing health care plans and providing patient centered care (Moran & Burson, 2014). The use of this model encourages strong relationships with patients, addresses the needs of patient comprehensively, and provides access of care by the ability of providers to coordinate care effectively (Moran &
Patient centered care is important to me because it shows empowerment to the patient by showing respect, giving them your undivided attention, being honest when providing them with information. Collaboration between the healthcare team and allowing patients to take part in the decision making process regarding their care.
Nevertheless, many organizations continue to struggle with what “it” is. This ambiguity ultimately leaves many with vague or muddled expectations for what constitutes patient-centered care. Is it a surprise, then, that many leaders report feeling bewildered at how to go about becoming more patient-centered? Or that others, convinced that their approach is indeed a patient-centered one, are surprised to find data reflecting patient and/or staff discontent? In the broadest terms, patient-centered care is care organized around the patient. It is a model in which providers partner with patients and families to identify and satisfy the full range of patient needs and preferences. Not to be overlooked in defining patient-centered care is its concurrent focus on staff. To succeed, a patient-centered approach must also address the staff experience, as staff’s ability and inclination to effectively care for patients is unquestionably compromised if they do not feel cared for themselves. Although patients may not always be able to accurately assess the clinical quality of their care, or whether safety processes are in place, patient safety and high clinical quality are fundamental to a patient-centered approach. Patient-centered care does not replace excellent medicine―it both complements clinical excellence and contributes to it through effective partnerships and communication. A wealth of resources exists to guide organizations in addressing clinical