Person Centered Care
The Impact of Person-Centered Care
Self-management is vital to asthma treatment and management. Reinforcing the impact each patient has on individual health outcomes is favorable, with the goal of supplying each patient with the tools neededto understand their diagnosis and treatment plan. Additionally, healthcare providers should appreciate this patient role, and work to deliver information in methods each patient prefers. 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.