New healthcare book highlights the fundamentals of person-centred practice

By Press Office

A brand-new textbook, featuring contributions from over 30 Queen Margaret University (QMU) academics, has been published, presenting a variety of theory and practice-informed perspectives on a broad range of approaches to person-centred practice in healthcare. 

Fundamentals of Person-centred Healthcare Practice, co-edited by experts in the field from both Ulster University and QMU, will help students and staff across healthcare disciplines understand the essential concepts of person-centred practice in various health-related contexts.   

Using the Person-centred Practice Framework — an innovative theoretical model based on more than two decades of research and practice — readers of the book will develop a strong understanding of the different components of person-centredness, their connections and interactions, and how they can be implemented to promote positive healthcare experiences for care providers, service-users, and families.  

Professor Brendan McCormack, lead-editor and contributor to the book, and Head of the Divisions of Nursing, Occupational Therapy & Arts Therapies at QMU, said: "We hope that this new textbook will be an indispensable resource for nursing and allied health professionals, as well as an important reference work for educators, facilitators, supervisors and healthcare practitioners. The book brings together the collective expertise in person-centred healthcare from both Ulster and QMU as well as some of our collaborative colleagues in health and social care. We know it is the beginning of many more collaborations and innovations in person-centred healthcare practice." 


Notes to Editor

Fundamentals of Person-centred Healthcare Practice, published by Wiley & Blackwell, January 2021. 384 pages. ISBN: 9781119533085.  

For further media enquiries, please contact Gavin McNee (Media Relations and Content Officer) at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, E:, T: 0131 474 0000.

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