Written by practitioners, academics and, more importantly, the people who use health services, this unique text examines the application of person-centred principles across a range of healthcare contexts. It will provide you with the essential skills, techniques and strategies needed to deliver person-centred care.
Patient and service users should be at the heart of healthcare delivery, and this book will equip nurses and midwives by connecting the reader to the lived experience of those receiving healthcare. It examines issues across the lifespan and reveals how person-centred care can best be achieved by working in partnership.
After introducing key principles and service design in chapters 1 and 2, each chapter that follows tackles a different age or disease specific area of care, including:
• Maternity care
• Family care including health visiting
• Adolescent care
• Adult critical care
• Diseases including diabetes and arthritis
• Care for people with long term mental health problems
• Intellectual disabilities
• Care of carers
Putting people at the heart of healthcare is essential to effective practice, and this book interweaves real patient stories into every chapter, bringing nursing and midwifery theory to life and helping students and practitioners hone and develop their skills. An essential buy for all nurses and midwives.