December 02, 2011 | Mary Mosquera, Government Health IT
WHITE OAK, MD – Physicians need to learn “patient-centeredness” as one of their core medical skills so they can incorporate it into their daily practice. But many clinicians are unfamiliar with what is involved in practicing with the patient at the center of his or her care, despite it being a foundation for improved quality and new delivery models.
Some physician professional organizations are stepping up to offer teaching aids about patient-centered care.
Patient-centeredness should be a part of education in medical schools, training for residency and included within competencies for certification and re-certification, according to physician executives of professional organizations.<Read More>