Health professionals should make all efforts necessary to ensure that a service user can give meaningful and properly informed consent before treatment is initiated, giving adequate time for discussion and the provision of written information.
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) :
Patients with Psychosis
Whatever treatments are offered, it is essential to engage the service user in a collaborative, trusting and caring working relationship at the earliest opportunity. Professionals should take into full account the particular nature of schizophrenia: namely, that the illness may affect peoples ability to make judgments, to recognise that they are ill, to comprehend clearly what professionals might say to them and to make informed decisions about their treatment and care.
The National Institute for Clinical Excellence. (2002). Schizophrenia: Core interventions in the treatment and management of chizophrenia in primary and secondary care. Retrieved July 13, 2006, from http://www.nice.org.uk/page.aspx?o=CG001NICEguideline-