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Person-centered care: A definition and essential elements

December 15, 2015

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society – John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Provides a definition of the term “person-centered care,” which is being used increasingly in the long-term care field to denote care that acknowledges and respects individual needs and preferences of the person receiving supports and services. The definition was created by a panel of 14 people with expertise in person-centered care. The panel also provided a list of “elements essential to realizing [the] definition,” as well as a list of barriers to implementing person-centered care.

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American Geriatrics Society Expert Panel on Person-Centered Care

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