IPCHS. Integrated People-Centred Health Services


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Oct. 25, 2021 Europe

"Care is not care if it isn't person-centred": A content analysis of how Person-Centred Care is expressed on Twitter

Person-Centred Care (PCC) has been the subject of growing interest in recent decades. This study aimed to investigate the PCC topics presented by different stakeholder groups on Twitter and to explore the perceptions of PCC within the content of the tweets.

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Oct. 22, 2021 Europe

Drawing light from the pandemic: A new strategy for health and sustainable development

Over the year 2020, members of the Commission have reflected on what worked and, more often, what did not work in the COVID-19 response and in previous crises. In the Call to Action that they issued in March 2021 and in this final report, they have made a series of recommendations with the aim of achieving seven key objectives to prevent a catastrophe on the same scale from happening again.

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Oct. 21, 2021 Americas

Teamwork: A Multidisciplinary Review

Promoting integrated care initiatives is an important approach to addressing growing gaps in access to mental health. This article presents a multidisciplinary review of essential team elements and how to optimize team performance. Fostering a collaborative team approach can produce more effective and efficient mental health ca

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Oct. 21, 2021 Europe

Integrated care systems, research, and innovation

The introduction of orthopaedic networks offers the potential for methodological advantages with clinical services, research, and academia under one quality improvement umbrella. Networked and partnership working could create a culture of research and innovation, increasing patient accessibility to research trials and advanced orthopaedic interventions, and contributing to improvement in quality of care and outcomes.

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Oct. 18, 2021 Europe

The innovation characteristics of person-centred care as perceived by healthcare professionals: an interview study employing a deductive-inductive content analysis guided by the consolidated framework for implementation research

Person-centred care (PCC) is promoted as an innovation that will improve patients’ rights and increase their participation in healthcare. Experience shows that the implementation of PCC is challenging and often results in varying levels of adoption. How health care professionals (HCPs) perceive an innovation such as PCC is an important factor to consider in implementation. 

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Oct. 15, 2021 Europe

Balancing Pragmatism and Sustainability: A Case Study of an Interorganisational Network to Improve Integrated Care for the Elderly

Networks constitute a promising strategy for interorganisational collaboration, but may fail due to network tensions. By investigating the activities and internal dynamics of a voluntary meso-level network operating in the intersection of health and social care, this study aims to enhance the understanding of the relationship between pragmatism and sustainability and the role network governance plays in this respect.

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Oct. 15, 2021 Europe

Inclusion of person-centred care in medical and nursing undergraduate curricula in the UK: Interviews and documentary analysis

We aimed to understand how person-centred care (PCC) is represented in UK professional standards for undergraduate medical/nursing education and explored how these are reflected in programme provision. Development of a PCC skills competence framework would increase consistency and support teaching and assessment in undergraduate curricula.

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Oct. 15, 2021 Global

Integrated Care’s New Protagonist: The Expanding Role of Digital Health

Digital health technologies hold significant promise to advance both functional and normative health and social care integration. The COVID-19 pandemic has created a window of opportunity to rapidly advance the adoption of digital solutions which can improve activities that support integration at clinical, professional, organizational and system levels. Global examples demonstrate how the pandemic has also created opportunities to use technology to address core values of integrated care like person-centredness and coordination. However, rapid and reactive changes could lead to increased fragmentation and exacerbate health inequity. This perspective paper outlines some of the opportunities and threats to advancing integrated care ...

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Oct. 13, 2021 Europe

Person-centred care: looking back, looking forward

An interdisciplinary group of clinical and non-clinical academics in Sweden created a research centre for the study of person-centred care (PCC) in long-term illness. The GPCC steering committee formulated a position paper with three ‘simple routines’ to initiate, implement, and safeguard PCC in daily clinical practice. 

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Oct. 13, 2021 Global

Person-centred care in TB

The WHO End TB Strategy includes integrated patient-centred care and prevention within one of its three pillars and has global targets aimed at ending the TB epidemic by the year 2030. Here, we describe the tensions and challenges that may undermine the approach and explore opportunities to align person-centred care with other health system goals. 

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