Person-centred care is internationally recognised as a vital component of high-quality healthcare.
Health and care professionals must give a person-centred approach and be motivated to support the care, protection and wellbeing of the individuals they care for. The way in which professionals carry out their duties can make a significant difference.
A person-centred approach that caters to an individual's needs is crucial in maintaining their sense of identity, self-esteem, and overall wellbeing while allowing greater autonomy and control over their care and treatment.
To help people better understand a person-centred approach, The Health Foundation, an independent charity committed to bringing about better health and healthcare for people in the UK, has laid out 4 principles of person-centred care that should be considered whenever care and support are being provided to people in a care setting.