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GPCC features in new global report on person-centred care


The University of Gothenburg Centre for Person-centred Care GPCC features in a newly published catalogue of key contributors and global ‘state of play’ report on person-centred care.

The Health Foundation and Health Policy Partnership have launched a catalogue of key contributors and global ‘state of play’ report in person-centred care, following a 12 month international environment scan of the field.

GPCC features in the report

GPCCs Centre Director Inger Ekman was interviewed during the scan and the authors of the report studied information about and publications from GPCC studies, as well as other key players globally, in preparation for the catalogue and report. Information about GPCC, including study results and implementation, is featured in the report, for example as a case study in both the report and the report summary:

“The GPCC has developed a highly successful approach in heart failure based around 3 routines for listening, which acts as a foundation for shared decision making and person-led care planning. Promising outcomes include shortened hospital stays and improved functional performance”.

The report

Cover of the report The state of play in person-centred careThe report as a whole is described as follows: Person-centred care is perhaps one of the most influential global discussions in modern healthcare. But what does person-centred care really stand for, and why do we need it today? There is promising evidence that many aspects of person-centred care are improving people’s lives. There are also many questions and challenges ahead. For example, the key principles behind different models are still subject to much discussion, and good practice models to date have often been developed within the confines of their particular areas (e.g. by setting, or disease).

In response, the Health Foundation commissioned an international environment scan to identify some of the key contributions in the field, and to build an overarching picture of the state of play in person-centred care, not least ongoing research, measurement and implementation in the field. This research resulted in two main outputs:

A catalogue of key contributors to person-centred care:

And a synthesis report (‘The state of play in person-centred care’). To read the full report, and a 12 page summary see:

To find out more, please click on the links above.