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Delivering Person-Centred Care in Nursing

Delivering Person-Centred Care in Nursing

First edition
  • Bob Price - Healthcare Education and Training Consultant

February 2019 | 216 pages | Learning Matters
Delivering effective and responsive person-centred care is a key requirement of nurses’ professional practice and a core skill nurses must develop throughout their degree. This book explains and demonstrates how nurses can transform the ideals of person-centred care into reality for patients throughout their healthcare journey, in a variety of settings. Through the use of varied case studies, this book applies this practice to all fields of nursing, allowing students on any course, at any point in their degree to find useful guidance within its pages.
Part 1: Person centred care: theory and philosophy
Chapter 1: Person centred care: concepts, origins and problems
Chapter 2: A pragmatic approach to person-centred care
Part 2: How to deliver person centred care
Chapter 3: Helping patients to make sense of their circumstances
Chapter 4: Helping patients cope with change and anxiety
Chapter 5: Helping patients learn about treatment, care and recovery
Chapter 6: Helping patients to rehabilitate
Chapter 7: Helping patients to build and sustain self-care motivation
Chapter 8: Helping patients and relatives amidst dying
Chapter 9: Looking forward to the future

This is an excellent textbook and in my view it is an essential read at this point in time in our NHS and health and social care. The delivery of 'Person-Centred Care' is now central to nursing and healthcare of which this book looks at both the theory behind this and how to apply this in practice. As a lecturer using the textbook within lectures to help student to outline and understand the theory on person-centred care, this is turn as help to generate critical discussions on the pragmatic interpretation this has in practice. Using the case studies within the textbook the students have been able to reflect on their own practice and identify different ways to delivering more effectives ways around person-centred care.

Mr Gary Longley
Health and community studies, University Campus Oldham
January 25, 2019

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