Activity: Attending an event › Organisation or participation in workshops, courses or seminars
The question “What is patient centred care?” may at first sight seem a little odd to many colleagues. Is it not what we always have been doing? Aren’t we always trying our best to supply care that corresponds to the needs of our patients? So, we should know what patient centred care means. True. But more recently concerns have been raised that health care might not be as patient centred as many doctors presume. Also, the many chronic conditions and the resulting multi-morbidity increasingly challenge the assumption that addressing a given health problem in itself is patient centred.
Shared decision making has today evolved into a widely recognized approach to patient centred care. Many would even call it a movement. This is for good reasons, because evidently care will be more patient centered when patients and doctors share treatment decisions in systematic ways. But is that enough? Does shared decision making cover the relevant aspects of patient centred care? What about treatment goals? What about conflicting treatment goals in patients with multiple chronic conditions? What about all the patients that expect the doctor to decide what is best? What is the role of co-creation and co-production of healthcare service in the rapidly evolving debate on patient centred care.
The seminar will address these questions based on patient cases from primary care. We will first work in small groups and then in a common case clinic. Then we will present and discuss recent development in patient centered care and co-creation.