Patient Centered Care: A Case Study

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The patient is the center of the health care system. Without the patient the system would not exist at all. The Picker Institute came up with the “The term ’patient-centered care’ to call attention to the need for clinicians, staff, and health care systems to shift their focus away from diseases and back to the patient and family” (Barry, et al, 2015,p.780). Patient stays are becoming shorter because of technological advances and health insurance policies. While adjusting to these shifts in healthcare delivery and maintaining a focus on patient centered care there should be an emphasis on patient and family teaching by the health care team. With effective patient teaching health care systems can reduce avoidable readmissions and ensure that
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