Person-Centered Care (PCC) in CI Services?

One definition that has been suggested:

Person-centered care means that individuals’ values and preferences are understood and applied to all aspects of their health care, ensuring that patients and providers make effective plans together.

Person-centered care measures success by using assessments that measure the outcomes important to users and families in everyday life.

  • What’s your experience?
  • Is Person-Centered Care happening in CI services?
  • What is the user role in ensuring it happens?

Person-centered care (PCC)  is routinely mentioned in health care, but it seems to mean different things to different people. Only the person receiving the care knows if it was person-centered. This one hour Conversation, led by Kris English and Shari Eberts, will explore these issues:

  1. What do you think are key features of person-centered care in CI services?
  2. Do you have a role in person-centered care?

As a CI user, what have been your experiences regarding PCC?  Your input would be invaluable!

Kris English is a professor emeritus at the School of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology at the University of Akron in Akron, Ohio. She is passionate about developing counselling skills with hearing care professionals and Person Centered Care. 

Shari has an adult-onset genetic hearing loss and is a passionate hearing health advocate. She is the founder of Living with Hearing Loss, a popular blog and online community for people with hearing loss. Her book, Hear & Beyond: Live Skillfully with Hearing Loss, (co-authored with Gael Hannan) is a survival guide to living well with hearing loss.