Person centred healthcare is a concept that seeks to ensure that care delivery is responsive to a patient’s physical, emotional and social needs. As an evolving concept, there is no single agreed definition of person centred healthcare, but instead it is usually thought of as an amalgamation of principles that should be kept at the centre of healthcare practice.
In this report we introduce some of the main concepts of person centred healthcare, setting it within a wider policy background and look forward to consider its relevance and possible barriers to introduction in the context of disease prevention, particularly that enabled by new biomedical and digital technologies.
This report was produced as part of the My healthy future project.
Tanya Bridgen, Policy Analyst
Dr Hilary Burton, Associate
Alison Hall, Head of Humanities
Fiona Adshead, Associate