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Perspectives of person-centred care

Eva Elisabeth Steenbergen Nursing student, Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen, the Netherlands, Edinburgh Napier University, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen
Roos-Marie van der Steen Nursing student, Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen, the Netherlands, Inter-Psy, Groningen, the Netherlands
Stephen Smith Senior lecturer, Compassionate care
Carolyn Bright Lecturer, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Care, Edinburgh Napier University
Maarten M Kaaijk

Aim To ascertain and compare the perspectives of students and lecturers at Edinburgh Napier University and Hanze University of Applied Sciences, the Netherlands, regarding person-centred care.

Method Data were collected using face-to-face, structured interviews and analysed using a person-centred nursing framework.

Findings Participants believed that person-centred care should be incorporated within pre-registration nursing education.

Conclusion The way person-centred care is taught varied between the two universities. With the focus on high quality, compassionate care, it is important to identify how nursing curricula can promote these qualities.

Nursing Standard. 27, 48,35-41. doi: 10.7748/ns2013.07.27.48.35.e7799

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review

Received: 19 April 2013

Accepted: 20 May 2013