Person-centered gerontological nursing: An overview across care settings

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Person-centered care (PCC) is the gold standard in care delivery for all people, including older adults. Key players, such as the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid, have highlighted PCC as a means to better meet people's needs and improve their quality of care. Nurses are often a person's primary point of contact throughout their care trajectory, thus essential in planning, coordinating, and delivering PCC. However, limited literature focuses on the application and evaluation of nursing-related PCC for older adults. The current article aims to provide a nursing-focused conceptual review of PCC for older adults across care settings. This review describes PCC from a gerontological nursing perspective and presents setting-specifi c approaches and person-centered nursing practice outcomes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7-15
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of gerontological nursing
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Nursing
  • Gerontology


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