IPCHS. Integrated People-Centred Health Services


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Feb. 7, 2022 Americas

Integrated People-Centred Care in Canada – Policies, Standards, and Implementation Tools to Improve Outcomes

Despite the national and international policy commitment to implement integrated health systems, there is an absence of national standards that support evidence-based design, implementation, and monitoring for improvement. This manuscript outlines the policy context and the process taken to develop the IPCHS standard. Implementing integration strategies requires that we create and sustain a culture of continuous improvement and learning.

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Feb. 3, 2022 Europe

Integrated care: putting principles into practice and becoming the paediatrician of the future

Acute hospital paediatric services and separate primary care paediatricians, with links often fragmented, there is evidence that this delivers neither seamless nor equitable care. Integrating care around population needs is the direction of travel. The recent UK restructure into integrated care systems intends to facilitate improved collaboration and equity of health and care across geographies. Within child health, the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health’s (RCPCH) 2040 project describing future models of care has the ‘development of integrated care for children and young people at scale across the UK’ as a key goal.

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Feb. 3, 2022 Europe

Caregiving and Caregiver Health 1 Year into the COVID-19 Pandemic (CUIDAR-SE Study): A Gender Analysis

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of informal care and shown that women continue to shoulder the brunt of responsibilities in this area. In this study, we analyzed differences in caregiving and self-perceived health in a group of informal male and female caregivers 1 year into the COVID-19 pandemic. Compared with male caregivers, female caregivers were more likely to experience increases in caregiving intensity and burden and a decline in self-perceived health as a result of the pandemic.

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Feb. 2, 2022 Africa

Integrating Care for Diabetes and Hypertension with HIV Care in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Scoping Review

 Although HIV continues to have a high prevalence among adults in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), the burden of noncommunicable diseases (NCD) such as diabetes and hypertension is increasing rapidly. There is an urgent need to expand the capacity of healthcare systems in SSA to provide NCD services and scale up existing chronic care management pathways. A scoping review mapped extant policy and evidence based literature on the feasibility of integrating NCD care with HIV in the region.

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Jan. 25, 2022 Global

Guidance on community mental health services: Promoting person-centred and rights-based approaches

The WHO Guidance on community mental health services: Promoting person-centred and rights-based approaches document is part of the WHO Guidance and technical packages on community mental health services set of publications. It provides a detailed description of person-centred and human rights-based approaches in mental health, and summary examples of good practice services around the world. It describes the linkages needed with housing, education, employment and social protection sectors, and presents examples of integrated regional and national networks of community-based mental health services. Specific recommendations and action steps are presented for developing community mental health services that respect human rights and ...

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Jan. 25, 2022 Western Pacific

Correlations of external social capital in social organizations providing integrated eldercare services with medical care in China

This study aimed to explore the external social capital of social organizations (SOs) providing integrated eldercare services with medical care in Anhui Province, China. Specifically, we studied the current situation and influencing factors of external social capital and its six dimensions. By examining the current situation of integrated eldercare services with medical care SOs in China, this study enriched the relevant evidence of integrated medical and nursing SOs and provides a certain reference value for relevant management departments when formulating policies.

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Jan. 24, 2022 Western Pacific

Long Term Exercise Engagement of Adults Living With Type Two Diabetes Is Enhanced by a Person-Centred Care Approach Delivered by Knowledgeable, Well Trained Health Care Professionals

Regular engagement in exercise or physical activity is a key evidence-based recommendation in the self-management of type 2 diabetes (T2D). This study explores Diabetes Community Exercise Programme (DCEP). The Diabetes Community Exercise Programme did motivate people with T2D to engage in exercise. Important to this was the emphasis on a person-centred approach that focussed on the health status monitoring and educational and social aspects of the programme, which in turn facilitated exercise engagement.

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Jan. 24, 2022 South-East Asia

Person-Centered Healthcare Practice in a Pandemic Context: An Exploration of People's Experience of Seeking Healthcare Support

The recent COVID-19 pandemic increased pressure upon healthcare resources resulting in compromised health services. Enforced national lockdown led to people being unable to access essential services in addition to limiting contact with social support networks. The novel coronavirus, and subsequent condition known as long covid were not well-understood and clinicians were not supported by existing guidelines or pathways. Our study explored people's experiences of healthcare during this period with a person-centered “lens.”

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Jan. 20, 2022 Western Pacific

The Evolving Roles of Nurses Providing Care at Home: A Qualitative Case Study Research of a Transitional Care Team

Transitional care teams have been introduced to enable the seamless transfer of patients from acute-care to the home settings. A qualitative case study of the transitional care team was conducted to examine the roles of transitional care nurses in an integrated healthcare system and how the integrated healthcare system influences their evolving roles.  

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Jan. 20, 2022 Europe

Terms of engagement for working with patients in a person-centred partnership: A secondary analysis of qualitative data

Evidence is emerging of the potential of person-centred approaches to create partnerships between professionals and patients while also containing healthcare costs. This is important for enhancing outcomes in individuals with complex needs, who consistently report poor experiences with care. The shift towards person-centred care (PCC) is, however, a radical departure from the norm, with increased expectations of both professional and patient. 

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