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Open Access Advancing Patient-Centred Care Through Knowledge Development L'amélioration des soins axés sur les patients par le biais du développement des connaissances

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The call for health-care services that are patient-centred raises the need for knowledge development in both the conceptual and empirical domains. The definitions and operational elements of patient-centred care present a variety of conceptual issues. A common element in all definitions is accommodation of patient wants, preferences, and expectations. In the research domain, intervention studies face both design and measurement challenges. These include the development of interventions that are patient-centred or tailored for both patient characteristics and the environment in which they will be delivered. By addressing these critical issues, nursing can play a key role in advancing intervention science and knowledge development in the domain of patient-centred care.

La demande pour des services de soins axés sur les patients met en évidence le besoin de développer les connaissances autant dans le domaine conceptuel qu'empirique. Les définitions et les éléments opérationnels des soins axés sur les patients comportent diverses questions conceptuelles. La satisfaction des désirs, préférences et attentes des patients constitue un élément commun à toutes les définitions. Dans le domaine de la recherche, les études portant sur les interventions comportent des défis sur les plans de la conception et du mesurage. Le développement d'interventions axées sur les patients ou conçues sur mesure selon les caractéristiques liées aux patients et l'environnement dans lequel ces actions seront menées figurent parmi ces défis. En se penchant sur ces questions vitales, la profession infirmière peut jouer un rôle clé dans l'évolution de la science de l'intervention et des connaissances dans le domaine des soins axés sur les patients.

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Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 2004-09-01

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