This innovative text offers a different approach to the traditional model of patient-centered care in that it begins with the person, embraces the family, and encompasses all care delivery locations. While it may seem that this is the norm in health care today, the 2010 Institute of Medicine Report on The Future of Nursing noted that "practice still is usually organized around what is most convenient for the provider, the payer, or the health care organization and not the patient" (2011, p. 51). At the forefront of this movement are authors Jane Barnsteiner, Joanne Disch, and Mary K. Walton, who present a surprisingly practical clinical reference covering a vast array of patient-care scenarios, together with effective strategies for truly achieving person and family-centered care. Numerous contributors from diverse backgrounds provide thought-provoking content in each chapter and help ensure that the needs of patients, families, and caregivers are met.
About the Authors
Jane Barnsteiner, PhD, RN, FAAN, is the Emeritus Professor of Pediatric Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing and Editor for Translation Research and Quality Improvement for the American Journal of Nursing. She is one of the developers of the Quality and Safety Education for Nurses competencies and a member of the Joint Commission Patient Safety Advisory Committee.
Joanne Disch, PhD, RN, FAAN, is a Professor ad Honorem at the University of Minnesota School of Nursing and immediate past president of the American Academy of Nursing. She is board chair of Chamberlain College of Nursing, past chair and board member of AARP, board member of Aurora Health Care, and past president of the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses.
Mary K. Walton , MSN, MBE, RN, is the Nurse Ethicist and Director, Patient-and Family-Centered Care, at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She is responsible for organizational initiatives focused on clinical ethics and improving the patient and family experience of care.
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