What we’ve achieved
HPP led an international environment scan to build an overarching picture of the state of play in person-centred care. We identified key research and contributions to this evolving field.
The work drew on interviews with 40 experts from around the world. It spanned literature and qualitative input from the USA, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the Netherlands and Sweden, among many other countries.
It draws on evidence from around the world to highlight the current picture in person-centred care and understand where global discussion is heading. As part of the project, we developed a directory of person-centred care organisations.
The global report identified key areas of activity in the implementation and measurement of person-centred care:
- Organisational development is a powerful tool to embrace person-centred care in practice.
- Formal education and training are needed to equip the workforce for person-centred care.
- Support for professional ethics and values is vital – not just a ‘nice to have’.
- Communication, shared decision-making, co-production and self-management are some of the most operationalised components of person-centred care.
- Integrated care and health IT can be huge enablers of person-centred care.
- Measurement is a critical test for person-centred care in the mainstream.
- We need to develop, and apply, more person-led outcomes and measures.
The directory of person-centred care organisations is a useful tool for identifying hubs of person-centred care research, measurement and implementation, in various settings across the world. It encourages and enables collaboration among interested organisations.