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The myth of patient centrality

Howarth, ML and Haigh, C 2007, 'The myth of patient centrality' , International Journal of Integrated Care, 7 .

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    Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to critically examine the extent of patient centrality within integrated chronic back pain management services and compare policy rhetoric with practice reality. Context: Integrated chronic back pain management services. Data sources: We have drawn on theories of integration and context specific journals related to integration and pain management between 1966 and 2006 to identify evidence of patient centrality within integrated chronic pain management services. Discussions: Despite policy rhetoric and guidelines which promote patient centrality within multidisciplinary services, we argue that evaluations of these services are scant. Many papers have focused on the assessment of pain in multidisciplinary services as opposed to the patient’s experience of these services. Conclusions: A latent measure of the reality of its magnitude needs to be captured through analysis of the patient perspectives. Capturing patient’s thoughts about integrated services will promote patient centrality and support the reality rather than endorse the rhetoric.

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    Themes: Subjects / Themes > R Medicine > RT Nursing
    Health and Wellbeing
    Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care
    Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences
    Journal or Publication Title: International Journal of Integrated Care
    Publisher: Utrecht University, Maastricht University, Groningen University
    Refereed: Yes
    ISSN: 1568-4156
    Depositing User: ML Howarth
    Date Deposited: 07 Apr 2011 16:40
    Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 17:47

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