Special Issue "The Importance of Person-Centered Primary Care"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Behavior, Chronic Disease and Health Promotion".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2021.
Interests: person-centered care; integration of care; wellbeing
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Interests: well-being; ageing in place; quality of care; innovations in health and social care
The number of (older) people with chronic diseases is rising at an astonishing rate, forcing millions to rely on primary care services. To meet their needs, a person-centered primary care approach, which truly supports older patients with (multiple) chronic diseases to achieve well-being, is needed. Putting (older) patients with (multiple) chronic diseases at the center of their own healthcare may seem intuitive, but it is an approach that is not widely practiced in the primary care setting. It is still unclear what effective person-centered primary care looks like in practice, and sound theoretical as well as empirical investigations of the contributions of person-centered primary care to more favorable outcomes are lacking. This Special Issue will describe innovative person-centered primary care approaches and the importance of such approaches to improve outcomes.
Assoc. Prof. Jane Murray Cramm
Prof. Dr. Anna Petra Nieboer
Dr. Arianne Elissen
Manuscript Submission Information
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- person-centered care
- primary care
- chronic diseases
- quality of care