Write a critical discussion addressing the following question: What are the critical components for and obstacles to implementing person centred coordinated care
In this assignment I am going discus the critical components for and obstacles to implementing person centred care. I will achieve this by discussing what person-centred care is, the benefits of person centred care and finally the barriers that can stop person centred being provided fully.
What is person centred care
Person centred care has many different principles, and there are many different definitions and concepts, these varies from each country, county and work place, person centred care is still constantly evolving. Another reason that person centred …show more content…
Lack of clear definition of patient-centred care
The lack of articulation of what PCC involves is a well-recognized problem within health care (Nelson and Gordon, 2006).
Patient-centred care is a widely used but poorly understood concept in medical practice (Stewart, 2001).
Inadequate educational emphasis on PCC
Shortage of staff
According the NHS Digital there are ‘over 10,000 more admissions a day than 10 years ago’ this has undoubtedly put a strain on staff and resources and the ability to be able to perform person centred care to the standard necessary. Overworked and staff shortages are the main barriers to PCC observed in the practical setting (Pelzang et al, 2010). Shortage of staff means that staff are not able to get enough one on one time with their patients, as they have so many things to do whilst on shift. Owing to time and staff constraints, health professionals often do not sit with their patients, and when they do, often listen hurriedly to their concerns (Buerhaus et al,