Key concepts in providing patient-centered care
journal contributionposted on 21.05.2021, 12:02 by Aaron Bechtold, Suzanne Fredericks
In patient-centered care, the patient’s values, beliefs, and preferences regarding overall health and well-being are incorporated into the plan of care and implementation of all care-related activities. Most nurses are familiar with the concept of patient-centered care but may not know how to integrate this concept effectively into practice. This article presents an overview of patient-centered care and explains how to integrate it clinically, focusing on specific strategies. To apply patient-centered care to your clinical practice, you need to consider the five essential concepts below.