Day 1 : Poster Presentations (Theme: Education for Service)

Event Title

The patient at the heart of health system a move towards client centered health care

Location

Auditorium Pond Side

Start Date

26-1-2013 3:30 PM

Abstract

Background: The aim of presentation is to look at Whether or not we are able to move from a doctor-dominated to a people-centered approach which is indeed an existentialist question both for the doctor and the consumers of health care systems whether in public or private sector. The major challenge confronting health systems today is the need to tip the balance away from health services that are overly biomedical oriented, disease focused, technology driven and doctor dominated. There is a clarion call to restore balance in health care, and the health system itself.

Discussion: The overall vision for people-centered health care is one in which individuals, families and communities are served by and are able to participate in trusted health systems that respond to their needs in humane and holistic ways. The health system is designed around stakeholder needs and enables individuals, families and communities to collaborate with health practitioners and health care organizations in the public, private and not-for-profit health and related sectors in driving improvements in the quality and responsiveness of health care. Such an approach towards health care is rooted in universally held values and principles which are enshrined in international law, such as human rights and dignity, nondiscrimination, participation and empowerment, access and equity, and a partnership of equals. It aims to achieve better outcomes for individuals, families, communities, health practitioners, health care organizations and health systems by promoting culture of care and communication, responsible, responsive and accountable services and institutions, providing affordable, accessible, safe, ethical, effective, evidence-based and holistic health care.

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The patient at the heart of health system a move towards client centered health care

Auditorium Pond Side

Background: The aim of presentation is to look at Whether or not we are able to move from a doctor-dominated to a people-centered approach which is indeed an existentialist question both for the doctor and the consumers of health care systems whether in public or private sector. The major challenge confronting health systems today is the need to tip the balance away from health services that are overly biomedical oriented, disease focused, technology driven and doctor dominated. There is a clarion call to restore balance in health care, and the health system itself.

Discussion: The overall vision for people-centered health care is one in which individuals, families and communities are served by and are able to participate in trusted health systems that respond to their needs in humane and holistic ways. The health system is designed around stakeholder needs and enables individuals, families and communities to collaborate with health practitioners and health care organizations in the public, private and not-for-profit health and related sectors in driving improvements in the quality and responsiveness of health care. Such an approach towards health care is rooted in universally held values and principles which are enshrined in international law, such as human rights and dignity, nondiscrimination, participation and empowerment, access and equity, and a partnership of equals. It aims to achieve better outcomes for individuals, families, communities, health practitioners, health care organizations and health systems by promoting culture of care and communication, responsible, responsive and accountable services and institutions, providing affordable, accessible, safe, ethical, effective, evidence-based and holistic health care.