St. Ambrose University's Institute for Person-Centered Care (IPCC) is leading the conversation on transforming people, organizations and systems approach to the delivery of care. Person-Centered Care (PCC) is a multi-discipline approach to care that is: co-designed, relationship-based, health-focused, accessible, and integrated.
Person-centered care places individuals and their families at the center of their care, as equal partners with providers. People are treated as experts, working with professionals to guide all aspects of their care to reach their life goals and achieve the best outcomes.
To educate and strengthen an interdisciplinary workforce that is fluent in a person-centered care philosophy and practice.
To promote opportunities for professional development on person-centered care, infusing practical application of person-centered care across systems and disciplines, while piloting metrics to help individuals, organizations and systems assess outcomes.
Working with local, regional, national and international stakeholders, the Institute for Person-Centered Care will develop, pilot, and evaluate innovative models and practices that add to the developing person-centered care evidence base.
Changing the delivery of care with a person-centered focus will require a long-term shift in our practice and indeed, our thinking.Tom Higgins '67
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