IPCHS. Integrated People-Centred Health Services


Contents tagged: patient autonomy

May 6, 2020

Celebrating the 4th anniversary of the approval of the WHO Framework on integrated and people-centred health services: progress and opportunities ahead

This month marks the fourth anniversary of the approval of the Framework on integrated people-centred health services (IPCHS) and its accompanying resolution WHA69.24 (2016) on “Strengthening integrated people-centred health services” by the World Health Assembly. In May 2016, Member States showed exceptional support to these global commitments and requested WHO to help them implement, adapt, and operationalize this Framework. However, this was not the first time WHO recognized the relevance of health services being managed and delivered so that people, who are active participants of health systems, receive a continuum of care according to their needs throughout the life course. Other previous WHO global and regional commitments, including “People-centred health care: a policy framework” produced by the Western Pacific Region in 2007, the “World health report 2008 on primary health care: now more than ever”, and resolution WHA62.12 (2009) on Primary health care, including health system strengthening, had ...

Oct. 7, 2020 Europe Publication

Patient autonomy in the consultation: How signalling structure can facilitate patient-centred care

Dec. 21, 2022 Global Publication

Impact of the person-centred intervention guided self-determination across healthcare settings—An integrated review

The aim of this study was to review the evidence of the existing literature on the impact of guided self-determination across methodologies in different healthcare settings. The conclusion drawn is that overall, guided self-determination proved to have a great impact on patient important outcomes and was useful and well-accepted by the majority of patients and healthcare professionals. Albeit guided self-determination is not a ‘one size fits all’ method. Continuous training and supervision of professionals are a necessary mean when implementing guided self-determination to enhance adoption and sustainability in clinical practice.