Patient- and Family-Centered Care 2

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Patient- and family-centered care is a partnership approach to health care decision-making between the family and health care provider. Dr. Edward Hill discusses the four guiding principles of this type of care in todays 60 Second Housecall.

Dr. Hill:

According to the American Hospital Association, patient- and family-centered care is an approach to the planning, delivery and evaluation of health care that is grounded in mutually beneficial partnerships among patients, families and health care practitioners.

This belief is based on four guiding principlesdignity and respect, information sharing, participation and collaboration.

Dignity and respect is based on a reciprocal relationship where the provider not only listens and honors the needs and perspective of the patient; the patient also understands this value and shares openly with the provider information that will lead to better clinical outcomes.

Information sharing: Health care providers communicate and share; patients and families receive timely information that leads to good clinical decisions.

Participation: Gone are the days where the providers make all of the decisions; in the patient- and family-centered care model, all work togetherprovider, patient and familyfor the good of the patient, and

Collaboration develops win-win policies and procedures that benefit the patient, family and health care organization.

For North Mississippi Medical Center, Im Dr. Edward Hill.