The Challenges of Translating person-centred Care from Theory to Practice
Lessons to be Learnt from Research Projects within the University of Gothenburg Centre for Person-Centred Care (GPCC)
An array of different principles and rationalities are currently informing moves to increase patient involvement and empowerment within contemporary healthcare. For example, a central feature of new patterns of patient-centred care is the establishment of a therapeutic alliance between the patient and healthcare professionals implying shared responsibilities for care delivery. Building on such a vision of partnership and further emphasizing the biopsychosocial needs of the patient, the goal of person-centred care implies the expansion of innovative efforts to tailor care in relation to personal needs and individual experiences of suffering.