Person-centred care in European countries – stakeholders, practitioners and researchers perspectives
Interest in Person-centred care (PCC) is growing, but what does use of PCC look like? The theoretical framework is based on Everett’s concepts innovator (risk taker), early adopter (locally rooted innovator), early majority (cautionary decision-making), late majority (sceptical, need pressure), stragglers (suspicious, bound to traditions). A qualitative design was used, consisting of interviews with employees at micro (ward), meso (hospital) and macro (national) level. 1) A literature review was conducted in 22 countries regarding designation of PCC and characteristics of healthcare systems such as financing and demographic data (population, places for care, etc.). 2) Interviews with first-line managers, hospital managers, researchers and officials' describe experiences of implementing and using PCC in their respective home countries.