1) Define person centered care.
2) Discuss practices associated with person centered care.
3) Analyze the relationship of informed risk with patient centered care, 4) Consider ethical principles associated with person centered care.
· Patients and families living with chronic illness need professionals to listen and understand their illness experience.
· The Code of Ethics for Nurses requires nurses to consider individual value systems and beliefs of individuals when planning care.
· Nursing – both as an art and a science – has a strong ‘fit’ for caring for persons and families with chronic illness.
· Patients and families need understandable information so they can make informed decisions.
· It is critical that healthcare professionals strive to understand the patient and family perception of their situation, as those perceptions are important when developing a plan of care.
· Ethical dilemmas are not uncommon in chronic illness situations.