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The Success of Person-Centered Care
From McMaster University

Working with patients whose personalities are clouded by illness or the aging process can be extremely challenging. This moving video captures the essence of "person-centered care": nursing practice that emphasizes the challenges and rewards of relating to patients as whole people, with histories and values that go beyond current medical needs.

Including interviews with articulate and thoughtful nurses, patients, and families, and with examples of excellent nurse-patient interactions, this video is a must-see for all nurses and nursing students.

19 minutes
© 1997
Purchase $199 DVD
Order No. QA-240
ISBN (DVD) 1-57295-978-9

"Excellent, concise illustration that cuts to the chase in profiling individualized care. This video could be instrumental in defining that broad, intangible concept of the individuality of patients and their care." Catherine S. Lucas, RN, MS, Albany Memorial Hospital

"The video prompts staff members to look beyond the blank faces of persons who are impaired by dementing illness, stroke, or Parkinson's disease, and challenges them to identify the value and personhood of others." The Gerontologist

Awards & Conference Screenings
Special Recognition, American Academy of Nursing

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To rent or purchase this film, please visit the Icarus Films website