During the planning phase of The King's Fund's Point of Care programme, we undertook a literature review, starting with the term 'patient-centred care'. We soon discovered the term not only had different meanings for different people but also that there were many related phrases with specific connotations in various professional contexts. When looking at the terminology that policymakers use, it seems that different terms – variations on patient-centred care – have been favoured over the years.
Publication: Nursing Times
Reference: Nursing Times; 105: 20, 14-17.