Planetree Patient Centered Care Model Analysis

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Nursing Care Model: Planetree Patient-Centered Care Model The Planetree Patient-Centered Care Model (PPCCM) is an acute care model that believes in providing education to patients so they can take control and be a part of their own care (Patient-Centered Care Improvement Guide, 2012). The PPCCM, which was founded in 1978, also focuses on providing a healing environment for patients and takes a holistic approach towards health care. This model was chosen because health care involves more than just providing traditional medicine to a patient; as a nurse is important to not only focus on the physical perspective, but also on the emotional, spiritual, social, and mental components of the body. This model addresses these additional needs due to…show more content…
The components include: human interaction; family, friends and social support; education; diet; architecture and design; arts and entertainment; spirituality; human touch; complementary therapies; and healthy communities (Griffin Hospital, 2013). These components can be incorporated into MCH’s work environment starting with the welcoming of every patient and family members in the hospital in order to promote a sense of safety and comfort. MCH should adapt to what the PPCCM calls the “open chart policy”. This open chart policy allows the patients to write in a section called the “patient’s progress notes” in their medical record and also allows them to be a part of a self-medication program. In the case of MCH, depending on the age of the child, these changes would allow the parent to medicate their child, which will decrease their child’s and allow for the families and support groups to actively take part in their own care. The model also provides spiritual, human touch and complementary therapies in order to focus on the person as a whole, rather than just the physical aspect (Planetree, 2014). MCH should also expand and adapt to providing a meditation room, chapel, as well as training programs for staff, volunteers, and family caregivers aimed at the teaching these individuals how to provide therapeutic touch and massages (Planetree, 2014). A main aspect of the PPCCM is holistic care; MCH should consider offering alternative choices to patients and families besides traditional medicine. Offering meditation, guided imagery, exercise, acupuncture, or aromatherapy as a means of treatment would provide MCH along with its patients with several benefits. For example, these alternatives will help to reduce the patients’ and families anxiety, stress, and pain. Adapting to a new model will not be easy, but it is possible to make it less difficult for

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