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Research domains

Research methods for person-centred care

Karl Swedberg, Charles Taft, Philip Moons

Research on person-centred care is imperative to gain a better understanding of the needs of people who seek healthcare, to explore how healthcare professionals can optimally respond to these needs and deliver quality healthcare, to help people make informed healthcare decisions, and to evaluate the effects of person-centred care based on outcomes that are important to patients and their caregivers. As interventions in person-centred care are complex, particular focus is put on the assessment of complex interventions. In this respect, the use of state-of-the-art and innovative research methods is important.

The research methods domain aims to:
• Collate and critically assess research methods applied in person-centred care research
• Appraise research priorities for methodological advancement in person-centred care research
• Identify research methods used in other research areas and fields and assess their applicability and promise for use in person-centered care research
• Develop novel research methods to guide the next generation of person-centred care research
• Promote and support person-centred research that is guided by the wants and needs of patients and caregivers
• Ensure that GPCC projects adhere to high standards and best practices in their planning, design and conduct
 

Organisation for person-centred care

Eric Carlström, Kristina Rosengren
 

This research domain is focused on the structural basis for organizing person-centered care, from meso-level to macro-level, i.e. local health-care providers to the national health-care industry in Europe. Due to a difference between organisational and financial structures the change process towards and outcome of person-centered care differ.

This  research domain aims to identify ways to change towards person-centeredness in different types of health-care such as prospective, retrospective, variable, and fixed payment systems as well as centralized or decentralized health-care.

The distribution of person-centered care has proven to be dependent of the influence from local stakeholders and research-centers who act as nodes of inspiration building local strongholds of person-centeredness. The diffusion of innovation and distribution of policies from such stakeholders to actual health-care is studied within the research domain. The effect of change processes at different sites is compared through comparative studies. 

We perform, support and promote research on organisational facilitators and barriers to person-centred care such as policy making, diffusion of innovations, management control, leadership and organisational culture.

A long term ambition is to map out the organisational characteristics of a person-centered health care at regional and national levels.
 

Page Manager: Jeanette Tenggren Durkan|Last update: 6/5/2017
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