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University of Gothenburg Centre for Person-centred Care, GPCC


Person-centred care

According to person-centred care, patients are persons who are more than their illness. Person-centred care emanates from the patient’s experience of his/her situation, as well as his/her individual conditions, resources and restraints. Thus, patients become a partner in health care.
Person-centred care is a partnership between patients/relatives and health care professional. The starting point is to listen to the patient’s narrative, that along with other examinations, forms the basis for a health plan.

About GPCC

The Gothenburg University Centre for Person-centred Care (GPCC) is an interdisciplinary research centre, established in January 2010, with the support of the Swedish government's strategic investment in health and care research. In 2017 the government extended the centre’s commission by an additional five years.


Our research

Approximately 100 national and international researchers from different fields of study join forces to work on approximately 30 different studies at GPCC. These studies mainly revolve around person-centred care, rehabilitation, and elderly care in patient groups with different conditions, as well as organisation of care, and issues related to the implementation of person-centred care.

GPCC has evaluated the effects of a person-centred approach in a number of studies in different health and care contexts, for example in othopaedic and internal medicine, as well as across the whole care continuum, from hospital care and outpatient care to primary care, and beyond. Apart from the reduction of costs, significant positive effects from a patient perspective have been reported, as the care is tailored to each individual person, and his or her resources are considered and included.

Our vision

Sustainable health through sustainable care: To prevent and reduce suffering, and strengthen the efficiency of health care through person-centred care.

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Page Manager: Jeanette Tenggren Durkan|Last update: 4/29/2019

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