Patients and Primary Health Care Providers Working Together to Enhance Patient-Centred Primary Health Care : Moira Stewart
Patients and Primary Health Care Providers Working Together to Enhance Patient-Centred Primary Health Care
Moira Stewart, PhD
Director and Professor
Centre for Studies in Family Medicine
University of Western Ontario
Wednesday, 2 June 2010, 3:10 – 4:30 pm
Room 100a, Jackman Humanities Building
170 St. George Street
(across the street from the St. George subway station)
Patient-centred Primary Health Care has been defined as a method of patients and primary health care providers working together.
The overarching principles are: sharing power in the relationship; and making connection at the emotional level. There are six interacting components of patient-centred care: exploring both the disease and the illness experience; understanding the whole person; finding common ground; incorporating prevention and health promotion; enhancing the patient-doctor relationship; and being realistic.
When patients and primary health care providers experience patient-centred care there are a number of benefits to the patient (satisfaction and health outcomes); the provider; and the system (more efficient use of health system resources). Case examples will illustrate the concepts presented.
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