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October is Patient-Centered Care Awareness Month, which is kind of interesting because you would not expect there to be a need to recognize “Patient-Centered” Care; isn't that what you would expect? Hospitals and physicians are moving from “disease-centered” to “patient-centered” care, which requires a wider and more personal knowledge of their patients. Therefore, patients and their family members need to play a vital role in this model to make sure that their needs and preferences are known and shared with their entire care team.
Patient-Centered Care Awareness Month is described on the Plantree's website as:
Patient-Centered Care Awareness Month is a global awareness-building campaign that occurs every October to commemorate the progress that has been made toward making patient-centered care a reality and to build momentum for further progress through education and collaboration. The theme for 2013 is “Compassion in Action.” Hospitals and health care organizations around the world are encouraged to celebrate by making a commitment to develop more compassionate care practices and by publicly proclaiming to their patients and communities their commitment to patient-centered care.
While the main focus is on hospitals and health care organizations, patients are key and significant players in this model. Ask your physician what changes they made towards "Patient-Centered Care" and what is your role in this model.
Patients need to be empowered, engaged and integrated in order for "Patient-Centered Care" to work. So for the month of October, we will focus on helping patients identify empowering ways to be an active participant in their own “Patient-Centered” Care. What are you doing to be an engaged participant in your care or the care of a loved one?