Person-Centered Care: A Definition and Essential Elements

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



These recommendations published by The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) incorporate data obtained from a literature review of the most recent studies available at the time. As with all clinical reference resources, they reflect the best understanding of the science of medicine at the time of publication, but they should be used with the clear understanding that continued research may result in new knowledge and recommendations. These Recommendations are intended for general information only, are not medical advice, and do not replace professional medical care and physician advice, which always should be sought for any specific condition.


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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