Allow for patient and/or family preferences for treatment.
Patient-centeredness refers to establishing a partnership among practitioners, patients and their families (when appropriate) to ensure that decisions respect patients’ wants, needs and preferences. This includes ensuring that patients have the education and support they need to make their own decisions and participate in their own care.
Additional Domain(s) :
Ethnic / Cultural Minorities
Minority populations are often underserved when it comes for treatment of depression. Having Quality Improvement (QI) interventions that have modest accommodations for minorities can reduce health disparities and improve quality of care. Supplemental case management improves retention in traditional mental health outpatient care and can improve outcomes in minority populations.