IPCHS. Integrated People-Centred Health Services

Publications

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May 17, 2016 Europe

Effects of Person-Centered Physical Therapy on Fatigue-Related Variables in Persons With Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Objective

To examine effects of person-centered physical therapy on fatigue and related variables in persons with rheumatoid arthritis (RA).

Interventions

The 12-week intervention, with 6-month follow-up, focused on partnership between participant and physical therapist and tailored health-enhancing physical activity and balancing life activities. The reference group continued with regular activities; both groups received usual health care.

Main Outcome Measures

Primary outcome was general fatigue (visual analog scale). Secondary outcomes included multidimensional fatigue (Bristol Rheumatoid Arthritis Fatigue Multi-Dimensional Questionnaire) and fatigue-related variables (ie, disease, health, function).

Results

At posttest, general fatigue improved more in the intervention group than the reference group ...

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May 16, 2016 Africa Europe

Voices on person-centred care

What is person-centred care to a patient, a physician, a nurse, a hospital head of department, an industry representative and a researcher? How do these people, who all have experience of receiving or working with person-centred care, see person-centred care from their perspectives? Short film clips from the University of Gothenburg Centre for Person-centred Care - GPCC. GPCC is an in terdisciplinary research centre, established in January 2010, with the support of the Swedish government's strategic investment in health and care research. Uniquely GPCC has evaluated the effects of person-centred care in controlled studies. This has established that person-centred care ...

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May 15, 2016 Europe

Lessons from transforming health services delivery: Compendium of initiatives in the WHO European Region

In order for health services delivery to accelerate gains in health outcomes it must continuously adapt and evolve according to the changing health landscape. At present, the case for change is compelling. In the context of both new challenges and opportunities, initiatives to transform services delivery across the WHO European Region has emerged. This Compendium demonstrates the diversity in activity, describing examples of health services delivery transformations from each Member State in the Region. The initiatives vary greatly in their scope and stages of implementation, from early changes to initiatives at-scale. When taken together, these examples offer unique insights for ...

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May 15, 2016 Europe

Strengthening a competent health workforce for the provision of coordinated/ integrated health services

The paper proposes a list of competencies to be consolidated by the health workforce in order to realize coordinated/integrated health services delivery. To this end, the paper proposes a cycle for the process of competencies consolidation, identifying strategies required at the services delivery level and possible tools for implementation as well as describing the enabling conditions at the health system level and providing an overview of roles and responsibilities of key stakeholders involved.

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May 15, 2016 Europe

Engaging patients, carers and communities for the provision of coordinated/integrated health services: strategies and tools

This paper (working document) illustrates strategies aimed at engaging patients, their families, and carers to be an active part of health disease management and treatment, guiding them to make informed choices. Furthermore, it outlines strategies aimed at empowering populations to adopt responsible health lifestyles and act as protagonists in influencing determinants of health in a human-rights based approach to health. Exemplary tools for each type of strategies are proposed to support the realization of coordinated and integrated health services delivery.

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May 15, 2016 Europe

Transforming integrated health service delivery in the WHO European Region

"Everything starts with people. Without people there is no health system." This sentiment was echoed in keynote presentations, illustrative country cases and expert interventions throughout the 2-day final consultation of the European Framework for Action on Integrated Health Services Delivery in discussions of entry points and processes for integrated health service delivery that took place in Copenhagen, Denmark on 2-3 May 2016. The event marked the final step in the development of the Framework for Action, which is centred around four key domains: people, services, system and change. The European Framework for Action resulting from this consultation will be presented ...

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May 12, 2016 Europe

Using patient feedback to drive improvement

Increasing amount of information is being collected from patients after they are discharged in a hospital; this information can be used mainly in three ways: (I) to analyse how care is being performed, (II) to publish data in order to share information with general public and to enhance government’s accountability, and (III) to implement reforms in hospital activities and way of working.

In this post, the author defends the idea that not enough information is being used to make patient experience have actual influence at changing how health care organization work at a local level. Organizational leadership and patient-centered ...

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May 12, 2016 Global

Learning about patients’ experiences of care in their own homes

Patient’s experiences are a main factor in order to design how health care services should work. Many different ways of measuring these experiences have been developed; in this post hosted by the King’s Fund Blog, Jo Maybin explains how they have used face-to-face interviews in patient’s home, what difficulties they have found and what they have been able to investigate thanks to this kind of methodology.

As it is said in the post, patient’s own homes interviews enabled the interviewers to get in contact with external carers, to analyze their point of view in relation to ...

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May 11, 2016 Global

Report on the Global Knowledge Commons for Innovations in mHealth and eHealth

The International Society for Telemedicine & eHealth publishes (in an electronic form) the Report of the Innovation Working Group (IWG) Task Force on the Global Knowledge Commons for m-eHealth Innovations.

 

The report addresses the key challenge facing digital health, which is that of converting our collective knowledge into a global public good, accessible to all, thus enabling each actor in the ecosystem to benefit from what others know. The document postulates that a Global Knowledge Commons (GKC) for innovation in health or simply "the Commons", would be composed of three main constituents:

 

  • A database of projects, products and services;
  • A "Who ...

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April 27, 2016 Western Pacific

Diversity Conceptual Model for aged care: Person-centred and difference-oriented and connective with a focus on benefit, disadvantage and equity

AIM:

This project aimed to develop a Diversity Conceptual Model to support the aged care sector to identify diversity characteristics and associated benefits and disadvantages in order to consider greater equity in policy and practice.

METHODS:

A multi-method approach was used to develop the Diversity Conceptual Model using a literature review, organisation-wide consultation using a questionnaire, focus groups and interviews with key stakeholders.

RESULTS:

A Diversity Conceptual Model was developed as a visual 'tool', made up of numerous components, with a focus on diversity characteristics that may be creating benefits and disadvantages for a consumer to participate in their health ...

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