Patient-Centered Care and Psychiatric Rehabilitation: What’s the Connection?
1Melissa A. Hensley
Patient-centered care has become an increasingly popular concept in health care. Its applicability to psychiatric rehabilitation and recovery-oriented mental health services has been debated, especially because patient-centered care models often seem to continue reinforcing the traditional hierarchies of the medical system. However, many of the tenets of patient-centered care are potentially helpful in ensuring that service users’ voices are heard in the care delivery process, and can enrich our efforts to prioritize wellness and recovery.
health care, psychosocial rehabilitation, patient-centered care, recovery