Person-Centered Care: A Definition and Essential Elements

Product Type : Clinical Guidelines & Recommendations
Language : English
Publisher :American Geriatrics Society
Year of publication : 2015


An expert panel convened by the American Geriatrics Society , in collaboration with the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California and with support from The SCAN Foundation, released findings from a project defining “person-centered care.” Based on a comprehensive literature review and qualitative research, the panel describes an approach that puts individual values and preferences at the heart of care decisions, measuring success by attention to health and life goals in addition to traditional clinical outcomes.


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