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A concept analysis of patient-centered care.
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PMID:  23600637     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
PURPOSE: The purpose of this article is to describe a concept analysis using Walker and Avant's method as an organizing framework. In this review, nursing and interprofessional literature, including psychology, medicine, social science, physical therapy, and occupational therapy, are examined. Using research articles to delineate variables, multiple terms inherent to PCC are explored.
FINDINGS: Findings suggest that PCC is integral to the provision of quality care, promoting positive outcomes for patients, organizations, and healthcare professionals. An operational definition of PCC, including attributes, antecedents, and consequences, is developed, and this definition correlates with Jean Watson's caring theory in nursing practice today. Model and contrary cases illustrate the concept.
PRACTICE IMPLICATIONS: Defining measurable variables can link associated nursing care with improved patient outcomes. The need for further inquiry is discussed.
Janet M Lusk; Kerry Fater
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Nursing forum     Volume:  48     ISSN:  1744-6198     ISO Abbreviation:  Nurs Forum     Publication Date:  2013 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-04-22     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401006     Medline TA:  Nurs Forum     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  89-98     Citation Subset:  N    
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© 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Lawrence Memorial/Regis College Nursing Program, Medford, MA.
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