Keeping people at the centre of care: a challenge to health professionals?

The establishment of a practice which puts the person at the centre of care will require a change in the attitudes and beliefs of health professionals, and people with diabetes. A service which places the person with diabetes at the centre of care will undoubtedly demand the adoption of this philosophy by the organizations responsible for the delivery of diabetes care, as well as those networks serving the interests of people with diabetes, both locally and nationally. In this article, Arun Baksi highlights the various important components that comprise 'patient-centred' practice, and draws attention to the changes required within health-care organizations.
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