Person-centred Care and Disasters

Research project
Active research
Project size
888 327
Project period
2021 - 2023
Project owner
The Institute of Health and Care Sciences

The University of Gothenburg Centre for Person-centred Care GPCC

Short description

There is a theoretic risk that, in times of public health emergencies, the emphasis on the person (rather than the system) could be lost due to placing emphasis on the needs of the many rather than focusing on individuals. The interaction between the need to put all resources on one patient versus equal distribution of resources among all injured may create logistic, ethical, and medical challenges. Theoretically, mass injuries may overcome all challenges and different approaches are not practiced solely but integrated into all types of scenarios, however, the proportion of approaches differs. Based on Delphi-technique, questionnaires and interviews we find out the mix of theoretical approaches during operations in time critical events and disasters.