Person Centered Care
The Impact of Person-Centered Care
Self-management is vital to asthma treatment and management. Acknowledging the individual impact of asthma on each patient and their health outcomes is critical, with the goal of supplying each patient with the tools needed to understand their diagnosis and treatment plan. Additionally, healthcare providers should appreciate this patient role and work to deliver information in easily-understood ways to the patient.
When patients understand the underlying reason for their respective treatment plan and are included in the decision-making process, treatment goals become tangible. Healthcare providers from all specialties (i.e. physicians, pharmacists, nurses, respiratory therapists, and asthma educators) must work together to ensure every patient receives reinforced care.