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Person Centered Health Promotion: Learning from 10 Years of Practice Within Long Term Conditions

Version 1 : Received: 15 January 2021 / Approved: 18 January 2021 / Online: 18 January 2021 (11:52:56 CET)

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Journal reference: Person-Centered Health Promotion: Learning from 10 Years of Practice within Long Term Conditions 2021
DOI: 10.3390/healthcare9040439


The utilization of person centered care is highlighted as essential for health promotion, yet implementation has been inconsistent and multiple issues remain. There is a dearth of applied re-search exploring the facets of successful implementation. In this paper, a person centered wellbeing program spanning various groups is discussed outlining the central principles that have allowed for successful outcomes. The main data emerges from 10 years of pragmatic pre-post service evaluation. Measures of functional capacity and wellbeing were captured using validated measures. The method for this paper is a narrative exploration of the theory and practices that can explain the continual improvement the clinics have achieved over 10 years. Core principles relate to connecting with people, connecting through groups, and connecting with self. The operationalization and theoretical explanation of these principles is outlined alongside 10 years of data which shows sustained improvement in a range of outcomes. The discussion of these principles posits essential factors to prioritize to advance the implementation of person centered care in health promotion for long term conditions.


Person centered care; health promotion; implementation; behavior change; primary care



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