IPCHS. Integrated People-Centred Health Services


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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. 19, 2021 Africa

Treatment outcomes among adults with HIV/non-communicable disease multimorbidity attending integrated care clubs in Cape Town, South Africa

The growing burden of the HIV and non-communicable disease (NCD) syndemic in Sub- Saharan Africa has necessitated introduction of integrated models of care in order to leverage existing HIV care infrastructure for NCDs.

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Oct. 18, 2021 South-East Asia

Person-Centred Care Transformation in a Nursing Home for Residents with Dementia

Conventional nursing homes in Singapore adopt an institutional and medical model of care with a focus on safety and risk management. As such, less regard is placed on upholding the dignity and autonomy of the resident, which compromises quality of care and the well-being of the resident. Today, person-centred care (PCC) has become synonymous with high-quality care that sustains the well-being and personhood of the care recipient.

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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 Western Pacific

Becoming part of an upwards spiral: Meanings of being person-centred in nursing homes

Previous research suggests that person- centred care is positive for people living in nursing homes, but less is known on what motivates people working in nursing homes to be person- centred. Previous research has focused on person-centred care in relation to people in need of care, which may lead to a risk of viewing person- centred care as a means to achieve quality of care, and not as a means in itself. This study highlights health aspects of being person- centred from the perspective of people working in nursing homes, and complements previous research that describes the impact of person- ...

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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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