Main Principles Of Person Centred Care Essay

1305 Words Nov 2nd, 2014 6 Pages
Person-Centred Care

John Oloyede
Person-centred care is the “Mutually beneficial partnerships between patients, their families, and those delivering healthcare services which respect individual needs and values which demonstrate 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 person at the centre of their own care. It is simply treating patients as they want to be treated.
Person-centered care was first introduced by a physiologist named Carl Rogers, in the 1960s. He believed every patient should be treated with respect and dignity. According to his approach he uses his core principles to identify individual needs. These principles have benefits for the patient, health care worker and health service. Some of the key principles of Person-centred care (PCC) is showing respect, cultural competency, knowing the patient, mutually beneficial partnerships, Information sharing, Engagement, Communication and interaction, Continuity, and Choice and empowerment.
This essay will analyse four key principles of (PCC) with reference to the adult field of practice, and how these principles can be implemented in practice. It will also provide a brief conclusion discussing all the factors that have been presented.

Respect and Dignity:
Respect and Dignity is a sense of worth for a person. Respect can be both given and…

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