Article first published online: 15 JUL 2002
Copyright © 2002 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Research in Nursing & Health
Volume 25, Issue 4, pages 246–255, August 2002
How to Cite
Lauver, D. R., Ward, S. E., Heidrich, S. M., Keller, M. L., Bowers, B. J., Brennan, P. F., Kirchhoff, K. T. and Wells, T. J. (2002), Patient-centered interventions. Res. Nurs. Health, 25: 246–255. doi: 10.1002/nur.10044
Appreciation is expressed to Dr. Polly Ryan for her thoughtful discussions as well as to Kimberly Nolet and Nanthana Thananowan for their assistance in manuscript preparation.
- Issue published online: 15 JUL 2002
- Article first published online: 15 JUL 2002
- Manuscript Accepted: 22 MAY 2002
- Manuscript Received: 25 FEB 2002
- National Institute of Nursing Research. Grant Number: T32NR07102
- patient centered;
Patient-centered care is valued in nursing. However, until recently, nurse-researchers have focused on testing the effects of standardized rather than patient-centered interventions (PCIs). The latter are those interventions that are altered to address selected patient characteristics (e.g., beliefs, habits, or goals). PCIs have been well received, and in some studies they have been associated with improved health outcomes. In this article we describe briefly the concept patient centered, summarize the development of research on PCIs, discuss kinds of PCIs, provide examples of PCIs and how they have been derived and implemented, and raise issues for theory and future research. © 2002 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Res Nurs Health 25:246–255, 2002