Patient-Centered Care Awareness Month

October 2, 2023

October is Patient-Centered Care Awareness Month. According to the World Health Organization, patient-centered care is ensuring that health services are tailored to people’s needs and provided in partnership with them. Patient-centered care empowers patients to take control of their own health.

8 Dimensions of Patient-centered Care according to research by the Picker Institute:

  1. Respect for patient’s values, preferences, and expressed needs
  2. Information and education
  3. Access to care
  4. Emotional support to relieve fear and anxiety
  5. Involvement of family and friends
  6. Continuity and secure transition between healthcare settings
  7. Physical comfort
  8. Coordination of care

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