Patients' perceptions and experiences of patient‐centred care in dietetic consultations

Patients' perceptions and experiences of patient‐centred care in dietetic consultations IntroductionPatient‐centred care (PCC) is an essential component of safe and quality health care . The UK Health Foundation describes PCC as care that affords people dignity, respect and compassion, and offers coordinated, personalised and enabling care . A similar definition has been presented by the Institute of Medicine . PCC dimensions include exploring patients' biopsychosocial context, having positive clinician–patient relationships, practising patient‐centred communication, involving patients in decision‐making, and individualising care to meet patients' unique needs and preferences . However, there is an opportunity to enhance understanding of PCC by including patients' perspectives .The many important benefits of PCC provide a strong rationale for health professionals to adopt patient‐centred approaches to practice. For patients, PCC practises are associated with increased satisfaction with and engagement in care , increased quality of life, competence and autonomy , reduced symptom burden, improved functional capacity , improved clinical outcomes and reduced length of stay in hospital . Benefits to healthcare systems and organisations include reduced healthcare costs and increased healthcare effectiveness .A patient‐centred approach has been advocated for by various governments and international health organisations . However, evidence suggests there are numerous barriers to adopting PCC. These barriers include poor attitudes and beliefs of http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Human Nutrition & Dietetics Wiley

Patients' perceptions and experiences of patient‐centred care in dietetic consultations

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Wiley Subscription Services, Inc., A Wiley Company
Copyright
© 2018 The British Dietetic Association Ltd
ISSN
0952-3871
eISSN
1365-277X
D.O.I.
10.1111/jhn.12507
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Abstract

IntroductionPatient‐centred care (PCC) is an essential component of safe and quality health care . The UK Health Foundation describes PCC as care that affords people dignity, respect and compassion, and offers coordinated, personalised and enabling care . A similar definition has been presented by the Institute of Medicine . PCC dimensions include exploring patients' biopsychosocial context, having positive clinician–patient relationships, practising patient‐centred communication, involving patients in decision‐making, and individualising care to meet patients' unique needs and preferences . However, there is an opportunity to enhance understanding of PCC by including patients' perspectives .The many important benefits of PCC provide a strong rationale for health professionals to adopt patient‐centred approaches to practice. For patients, PCC practises are associated with increased satisfaction with and engagement in care , increased quality of life, competence and autonomy , reduced symptom burden, improved functional capacity , improved clinical outcomes and reduced length of stay in hospital . Benefits to healthcare systems and organisations include reduced healthcare costs and increased healthcare effectiveness .A patient‐centred approach has been advocated for by various governments and international health organisations . However, evidence suggests there are numerous barriers to adopting PCC. These barriers include poor attitudes and beliefs of

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Journal of Human Nutrition & DieteticsWiley

Published: Jan 1, 2018

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