Person-centered care for nursing home residents: the culture-change movement.

  • MJ K
  • Koren M
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Abstract

The 'culture change' movement represents a fundamental shift in thinking about nursing homes. Facilities are viewed not as health care institutions, but as person-centered homes offering long-term care services. Culture-change principles and practices have been shaped by shared concerns among consumers, policy makers, and providers regarding the value and quality of care offered in traditional nursing homes. They have shown promise in improving quality of life as well as quality of care, while alleviating such problems as high staff turnover. Policy makers can encourage culture change and capitalize on its transformational power through regulation, reimbursement, public reporting, and other mechanisms.

Author-supplied keywords

  • Change Management
  • Collaboration
  • Decision Making
  • Facility Design and Construction
  • Long Term Care
  • Motivation
  • Nursing Homes
  • Organizational Culture
  • Patient
  • Patient Centered Care
  • Personnel Retention
  • Professional-Patient Relations
  • Quality of Health Care
  • Quality of Life

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Authors

  • Koren MJ

  • Mary Jane Koren

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