PCC Case Study

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PCC is described as “treating the patient as a unique individual” (Redman, 2004: p11). Moreover, “It is an approach that demonstrates respect for the patient, as a person” (Binnie & Titchen, 1999). The patient-centered care approach is “the consideration of the patient’s point of view, preferences, and circumstances in the decision-making process, and goes well beyond simply setting goals with the patient” (Ponte et al., 2003). PCC is also defined as “a style of health providers–patients relationship based on responsiveness to patient needs and preferences, using the patient’s informed wishes to guide activity, interaction and information-giving, and shared decision-making” (Rogers et al., 2005). “It is a way of viewing illness that affects …show more content…
It has been identified by the World Health Organization (WHO) as an “essential component of high quality care”. PCC participated in healthcare improvement (Richards, Coulter & Wicks, 2015). The growing number of the organizations integrating patient-centered care in their practices and in the delivery of health care services like (the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care in Canada and the National Health Services in the United Kingdom) illustrated the importance of PCC (Sidani et al., …show more content…
Before evaluating the extent to which PCC is actually integrated into the Tunisian health care practices it is important to identify its core elements, and to explain them. In their study, Souraya Sidani and Mary Fox, (2014) identified three core components of PCC and respective activities that describe each. The first element is holistic care, which refers to “comprehensive care that covers all domains of health and involves illness management as well as health promotion. It consists of activities aimed at assessing patients’ bio-physical, psycho-social and spiritual needs, and delivering interventions to assist patients in meeting their needs, managing their illness, and promoting health”. The second PCC element is collaborative care, which is “the process of facilitating patients’ participation in their own care and in treatment-related decisions. It entails activities to inform patients and

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