Patient-Centred Context of Health Practice Relationships

  • Franziska Trede
  • Rick Flowers
Part of the Practice, Education, Work and Society book series (PEWS)


Health practice might be informed by scientific knowledge but it is carried out with people and within social contexts. To this end, much has been written about patient-centred care. The virtues of listening to patients, respecting their health beliefs and behaviours and working with them as partners have been well documented. From the World Health Organization to government agencies to local community health centres, all subscribe and explicitly endorse patient-centred approaches through policies, missions and practice models (WHO, 2000; Kitson, Marshall, Bassett, & Zeitz, 2012).


Professional Relationship Practice Knowledge Workplace Culture Practice Context Dialogue Partner 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Franziska Trede
    • 1
  • Rick Flowers
    • 2
  1. 1.The Education For Practice InstituteCharles Sturt UniversityAustralia
  2. 2.Faculty of Arts and Social SciencesUniversity of TechnologySydneyAustralia

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