IPCHS. Integrated People-Centred Health Services


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Nov. 11, 2016 Europe

New care models. Emerging innovations in governance and organisational form

Because the vanguards have shown just how important is to build collaborative relationships between the organisations and leaders involved in developing new care models as well as the technical elements; This report looks at the different approaches being taken by MCP (multispecialty community provider) and PACS (primary and acute care system) vanguards to contracting, governance and other organisational infrastructure. It focuses on development at five sites: Dudley, Sandwell and West Birmingham, Salford; Northumberland; and South Somerset. 

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Nov. 11, 2016 Europe

Co-Leadership – A Management Solution for Integrated Health and Social Care

Because of teh Co-leadership has been identified as one approach to meet the managerial challenges of integrated services, but research on the topic is limited, the aim of the present study is to investigate co-leadership in integrated health and social care, identify essential preconditions in fulfilling the management assignment, its operationalization and impact on provision of sustainable integration of health and social care. 

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Nov. 11, 2016 Europe

Substitution of Hospital Care with Primary Care: Defining the Conditions of Primary Care Plus

The aim of this study is to analise barriers and facilitators in substituting hospital care with primary care to define preconditions for successful implementation.  So this study was part of a mixed methods study on the feasibility of the Primary Care Plus intervention which was conducted at the pioneer site Blue Care. In this descriptive study, they applied a qualitive design. Data regarding process information was collected through interviews with involved general practitioners and medical specialists and through notes from all meetings with various working groups to identify barriers and facilitators and proposed solutions in order to formulate preconditions for ...

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Nov. 11, 2016 Europe

Self-perception of leadership styles and behaviour in primary health care

The concept of leadership has been studied in various disciplines and from different theoretical approaches. 

In the primary health care (PHC) setting, managers´leadership style is defined as a set of acttitudes, behaviours, beliefs and values. The objetives of this study were to describe and learn about the self-perception of behaviours and leadership style among PHC managers; to determine the influence of the leadership style on job satisfaction, efficiency and willingness to work in a team; and to determine the relationship between transformational and transactional styles according age, gender, profession and the type of organization. 

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Oct. 27, 2016 Global

Developing a Patient-Centered Benefit-Risk Survey: A Community-Engaged Process

The Objectives

The objective of this article is to provide a community-engaged process to inform the design of a stated-preferences experiment. The process involved integrating patients and caregivers of people with Duchenne/Becker muscular dystrophy, advocates, clinicians, and the sponsor in conceptualizing and developing a benefit-risk survey on the basis of phase III trial results.


Our community-engagement process for the development of a stated-preference survey included a set of five guiding principles with a foundation in the principles of community-engaged research. Engagement efforts were carried out through an informal network of three committees. Members of the leadership, stakeholder, and ...

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Oct. 27, 2016 Americas

Integrating a palliative approach into the management of chronic, life-threatening diseases: Who, How and When?

Palliative care has a great deal to offer individuals and families faced with chronic, life-threatening illnesses. Medical advances means that many people will live many  years with these illnesses; however, most will eventually die of these diseases  and should have the right and support to make  informed decisions about their care at the end-of-life. rather than dimming people’s hope, frankdiscussions about the prognosis and trajectory of these illnesses can help people enhance theirquality of both living and dying with these diseases.

Over the past 15 years, canada has made progress in providing high quality palliative care —particularly in the ...

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Oct. 27, 2016 Europe

The integration of health and social care services

The Government is committed to the introduction of a single-tier health service, supported by universal health insurance (UHI). Under UHI, everyone will be insured for a standard package of primary and hospital care services, including mental health services. It is understood that primary and hospital care will be funded mainly via the UHI system and social care services and public health services will be funded by general taxation. While funded separately, these services will need to be delivered in an integrated manner around the needs of the person. This review considers the international evidence in relation to mechanisms and structures ...

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Oct. 14, 2016 Africa

A Holistic, Person-Centred Care Model for Victims of Sexual Violence in Democratic Republic of Congo: The Panzi Hospital One-Stop Centre Model of Care

Summary Points

  • One-Stop Centre (OSC) is an innovative, holistic, person-centred care model developed in recent years for survivors of violence against women and girls.
  • OSC at Panzi Hospital in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has been developed after years of treating girls and women who have been raped in combination with extreme bodily harm.
  • OSC comprises four pillars, covering medical, psychosocial, legal, and socioeconomic care needs, which are fulfilled in partnership. Based on genuine listening to a harmed girl’s or woman’s personal narrative, personalised care is planned, implemented, and documented with the aim of achieving health and reintegration ...

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Oct. 7, 2016 Americas Global

Integrating palliative care into primary care for patients with chronic, life-limiting conditions.

As longevity increases, individuals with chronic, life-limiting conditions will live longer with disease burden and functional decline. Nurse practitioners can integrate symptom management, early decision-making, and supportive care into the primary care setting to improve quality of life and decrease economic and emotional impact at the end of life.

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Oct. 3, 2016 Americas

Perceptions of health managers and professionals about mental health and primary care integration in Rio de Janeiro: a mixed methods study

Community-based primary mental health care is recommended in low and middle-income countries. The Brazilian Health System has been restructuring primary care by expanding its Family Health Strategy. Due to mental health problems, psychosocial vulnerability and accessibility, Matrix Support teams are being set up to broaden the professional scope of primary care. This paper aims to analyse the perceptions of health professionals and managers about the integration of primary care and mental health.

There is a gap between health managers’ and professionals’ understanding of community-based primary mental health care. The integration of different processes of work entails both rethinking workforce actions ...

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