Person-centered care (PCC) has many definitions, most based on expert opinion rather than empirical analysis. This study used an empirical concept mapping approach to identify core components of PCC used in long-term services and supports (LTSS). Results yielded six key domains: Enacting Humanistic Values, Direct Care Worker Values, Engagement Facilitators, Living Environment, Communication, and Supportive Systems. Researchers can use the results to build a comprehensive, unified measure of PCC practices, while clinicians can use the information to accelerate understanding and adoption of effective PCC practices.

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https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30690649

Funder(s)

Program for Person-Centered Living Systems of Care, Penn State University College of Nursing

Citation

Behrens, L., McGhan, G., Abbott, K., Fick, D., Kolanowski, A., Liu, Y., Buck, H., Rose, M., Heid, A., & VanHaitsma, K. (2019). Mapping Core Concepts of Person-Centered Care in Long-Term Services and Supports. Journal Gerontological Nursing, 45(2): 7-13. doi:10.3928/00989134-20190111-02.

Team Members as Authors

Members of the the PELI Team who contributed to this publication.

Katherine Abbott, Ph.D, MGS

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Dennis Cheatham

Communication Director

Robert H. and Nancy J. Blayney Professor, Scripps Research Fellow

Associate Professor, Department of Sociology & Gerontology

Katherine Abbott, Ph.D, MGS

Kimberly VanHaitsma, Ph.D., FGSA

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Dennis Cheatham

Communication Director

Professor, Penn State Ross and Carol Nese College of Nursing
Director, Program for Person-Centered Living Systems of Care

Kimberly VanHaitsma, Ph.D., FGSA