The concept of 'person-centredness' has become established in approaches to
the delivery of healthcare, particularly with nursing, and is embedded in many
international healthcare policy frameworks and strategic plans. This book explores
person-centred nursing using a framework that has been derived from research
Person-Centred Nursing is a theoretically rigorous and practically applied text that aims to increase nurses' understanding of the principles and practices of person-centred nursing in a multiprofessional context. It aims to advance new understandings of person-centred nursing concepts and theories through the presentation of an inductively derived and tested framework for person-centred nursing. In addition it explores a variety of strategies for developing person-centred nursing and presents case examples of the concept in action.
This is a practical resource for all nurses who want to develop person-centred ways of working.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Personhood and Person-centredness
Chapter 3: A Theoretical Framework for Person-Centred Nursing
Chapter 4: Pre-requisites: Attributes of the Nurse
Chapter 5: The Care Environment
Chapter 6: Person-Centred Processes
Chapter 7: Person-centred Nursing Outcomes and their Evaluation
Chapter 8: Using the Person-centred Framework to develop Person-centred Cultures
Professor Brendan McCormack, Professor of Nursing Research, Institute of Nursing Research, University of Ulster. Director of Nursing Research and Practice Development, Royal Hospitals Trust, Belfast. Adjunct Professor of Nursing, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.
Dr. Tanya McCance, Reader, Institute of Nursing Research, University of Ulster. Director of Nursing Research and Development, Ulster Community and Hospitals Trust, Belfast.