Team-Building Leadership Essays

1880 Words Apr 13th, 2015 8 Pages
Leadership SMART Goal
Sherri Love
Chamberlain School of Nursing
Christle Shavers
NR 447 Collaborative Health Care

Team-building Leadership
Core healthcare competence According to the Institute of Medicine, patient-centered is “health care that establishes a partnership among practitioners, patients, and their families (when appropriate) to ensure that decisions respect patients’ wants, needs, and preferences and that patients have the education and support they need to make decisions and participate in their own care” (2001). There are many attributes that can be associated with patient-centered care. First, there is the requirement for education and shared knowledge; second is the requirement for
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IOM defines the required quality of care that is mainly espoused by patient-centered care. However, there are other qualities that should be considered including efficiency, effectiveness, safety, and equity. The author argues that a paradigm shift towards patient-centered care leaves the other associations of quality of care to suffer. The author thus questions whether a focus on patient-centered care is the best way forward for ensuring a high degree of patient satisfaction. The major argument is that there is need for an appraisal of all patient-centered interventions in order to determine which one can lead to the best outcomes with the least amount of resources being applied. Patient satisfaction is faulted as being an effective metric for effectiveness of patient-centered care since there is no correlation between it and improvement of individual health. Patient-centered care was found as having the best outcomes for people who were elderly, were financially capacitated, free of depression and led a good quality of life after myocardial infarction. The premise of this article is that patient-centered care is meant to be measured by how well individuals improved due to a particular intervention. However, the author argues that even for the groups where a positive correlation between patient satisfaction and improved health were found, other causes could be attributed including

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