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Sept. 12, 2016

Elaboration of the Gothenburg model of person-centred care

Region: Europe Scientific publication Strengthening governance and accountability, Reorienting the model of care, Coordinating services within and across sectors, Multiple streams Source: Health Expectations


In this paper, it is aimed to explore professionals understanding of PCC routines as they implement the GPCC model in a range of different settings.


It is conducted a qualitative study and interviewed 18 clinician-researchers from five health-care professions who were working in seven diverse GPCC projects.


Interviewees accounts of PCC emphasized the ways in which persons are seen as different from patients; the variable emphasis placed on the person's goals; and the role of the person's own resources in building partnerships.


This study illustrates what is needed for health-care professionals to implement PCC in everyday practice: the recognition of the person is as important as the specific practical routines. Interviewees described the need to change the clinical mindset and to develop the ways of integrating people's narratives with clinical practice.