Patient-centered care: Depends on the point of view.

Authors, Primary Lorig,Kate
Title Primary Patient-centered care: Depends on the point of view.
Periodical Full Health Education & Behavior
Pub Year 2012
Volume 39
issue 5
Start Page 523-525
Abstract Patient-centered care is now front-and-center in health care reform. The federal government has established the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute to study this new phenomenon and health care delivery systems such as patient-centered medical homes. Health education specialists have always prided themselves on formulating interventions based on the needs of the community, patient, and consumer. Patient engagement is a bit more complex. Health educators are experts at facilitating community participation and have the skills to design and implement training, especially for patients. They can also act, when necessary, as cultural interpreters between patients and health care providers and systems. Health educators can also act as expert consultants and partners in the design of clinical services and behavioral interventions. Patient educators have long been in the forefront of patient-centered evaluation. The time for patient-centered care has come. Health educators have the knowledge and skills to move this agenda forward. However, there are some challenges to overcome. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)
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Author/Address Lorig, Kate: lorig@stanford.edu; Lorig, Kate: Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, US
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Topic Tag(s) Patient-Centered Care;Primary Care Workforce Issues
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