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Involve women in their care



PosMat partners truly believe in patient-centered care.

Providing care that is respectful of, and responsive to, individual patient preferences, needs and values, and ensuring that patient values guide all clinical decisions are central ideas in this project.

Below the eight principles of patient-centered care highlighted in research conducted by the Picker Institute and Harvard Medical School (2015):


Respect for patients' values, preferences and expressed needs.

Coordination and integration of care.

Information, communication and education.

Physical comfort.

Emotional support and alleviation of fear and anxiety.

Involvement of family and friends.

Continuity and transition.

Access to care.


We invite to read the report 'Person-centred care in Europe: a cross-country comparison of health system performance, strategies and structures' (2016) pubblished by Picker Institute Europe, an international charity dedicated to ensuring a positive experience of health and social care is everyone’s experience.


Despite the international prominence of the concept of person centred care, practice and policy in different nations is not always well publicised, and there have been few attempts to compare and contrast the way in which the principles of person centred care are being adopted and advanced in different jurisdictions. The briefing above provides an overview of health systems performance and strategies in person-centred care in Europe, with the aim of advancing understanding of the ways in which different national services: have chosen to focus on the needs of their users; have adapted to address financial pressures and efficiency challenges.


3 Countries (Italy, Spain and England) are involved in Posmat project through three different organisations. It is interesteing to read differences in terms of: patient choice, patient information, patient involvement, public satisfaction with the health system.


Responsibilities for improving person-centred care for each national health system involved are also underlined.

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This project has been funded with the support from the European Commission. This website reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.
Start and end date: 01.11.2019/31.10.2021                                         Project Number : 2019-1-IT01-KA202-007796   

Coordinated by Melograno © PosMAT 2019

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