There are many definitions of patient-centered healthcare, which include many of the same core principles. At the Ida Institute, we understand patient-centered care to be healthcare that is designed around the patient’s needs, wants and perspective.
Patient-centered care respects the patient’s preferences and values, involves the patient’s family and friends, reinforces shared decision-making and goal setting and prioritizes the free-flow of information.
The Ida Tools can help audiologists implement patient-centered care principles in their own clinical practice.
For different perspectives on patient-centered care, we recommend that you explore the suggested readings on this page.