The BMJ has published a series of articles on patient centred care, including articles on:
- Decision aids: a new model that brings clinicians and patients together
- Experience based co-design: patients and staff as co-designers of healthcare
- Social media: providing patients with support, information and friendship
- The case for patient reported outcome measures in practice
- Delivering person centred care for people with long term conditions
The article on decision aids discusses the limitations of current tools and the development of electronic decision aids designed for use within consultations, that are linked directly to trustworthy summaries of evidence and guidelines. It features the Magic Project, a non-profit initiative, and its MAGICapp – software to help organisations develop electronic guidelines and evidence summaries without the need for costly programming and development.
The spotlight series is another step in the development of The BMJ’s Patient Partnership strategy and brings together analysis and comment from doctors, patients, carers, and community representatives.
The full range of articles can be accessed here.