Patient Centered Care Paper

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Patient centred care is a vital aspect in the care of the older adult. The World Health Organization states that 65 years is the definition of the older person (WHO 2009). “Over the past decades, there has been a steady increase in life expectancy, mainly due to improvements in sanitation and infectious disease control through vaccination and antibiotics” (An Bord Altranais, 2009) – The older generation are growing older. As the older population is increasing every year, it is therefore important to ensure that the older adult is being cared for rightfully and to the highest possible standards with a focus on patient centred care. “People centred care is focused and organized around the health needs and expectations of people and communities
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