Reconsidering the patient-centeredness of osteopathy

Thomson, Oliver P., Petty, Nicola and Moore, A. (2013) Reconsidering the patient-centeredness of osteopathy International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine, 16 (1). pp. 25-32. ISSN 1746-0689

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The widespread use of the biopsychosocial model amongst various health professions, all of which claim to take a patient-centred approach to their practise, challenges what has been considered a unique and defining feature of osteopathy. This paper discusses the complexity of what is meant by patient-centeredness, and how it is practised and researched by other health professions. The assumption that osteopathy has always taken a patient-centred approach is questioned, and directions for further research are highlighted so that the profession can have a comprehensive working knowledge of its practise, thereby helping to define itself within the broad and competitive healthcare environment.

Item Type: Journal article
Additional Information: Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives License
Uncontrolled Keywords: Patient-centeredness; Patient-centred care; Clinical reasoning; Osteopathy; Qualitative; Evidence-based practise
Subjects: B000 Health Professions
B000 Health Professions > B500 Public Health
B000 Health Professions > B600 Health Research
DOI (a stable link to the resource): 10.1016/j.ijosm.2012.03.001
Faculties: Faculty of Health and Social Sciences > School of Health Professions
Depositing User: Converis
Date Deposited: 23 May 2012 12:01
Last Modified: 27 Jul 2015 12:58

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