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Person-centred care in the Indonesian health-care system

Authors

  • Wan Nishfa Dewi RN BN MNg,

    PhD Student, Lecturer, Corresponding author
    1. School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of South Australia, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
    2. School of Nursing, University of Riau, Pekanbaru, Riau, Indonesia
    • Correspondence: Wan Nishfa Dewi, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of South Australia, GPO Box 2471, Adelaide, SA 5001, Australia. Email: wan.dewi@mymail.unisa.edu.au

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  • David Evans RN DipN BN MNS PhD,

    Senior Lecturer
    1. School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of South Australia, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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  • Helen Bradley PhD MEdSt GrCertIntHlth BEd RN RM,

    Senior Lecturer
    1. School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of South Australia, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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  • Sandra Ullrich PhD BSc (Hons) Grad Dip (Gerontology) BN RN

    Researcher/Consultant
    1. School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of South Australia, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Abstract

Person-centred care (PCC) is defined as the health-care providers selecting and delivering interventions or treatments that are respectful of and responsive to the characteristics, needs, preferences and values of the individual person. This model of care puts the person at the centre of care delivery. The World Health Organization suggests that PCC is one of the essential dimensions of health care and as such is an important indicator of health-care quality. However, how PCC is implemented differs between countries in response to local cultures, resources and consumer expectations of health care. This article discusses person-centred care in the Indonesian health-care system.

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