2.3.1 Overview

In this chapter, you will learn how the concept of personhood requires us to offer patient-centered care. Canada’s healthcare legislation is based on this key premise in several key ways. Then, you will discover how to implement DIPPS protocol in providing care for clients.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this module, you will be able to:

  • Promote a client’s ability to make personal choices
  • Describe a patient’s rights to respectful care
  • Identify strategies for promoting a client’s feeling of personhood and dignity
  • Apply DIPPS protocol in patient care

Key Terms

When learning about the essentials of caring for clients, it is essential to first look at the terminology to ensure that you understand everything clearly. These terms will be used throughout this chapter, so it is important to take the time to master them and practice your recall often.

  • Personhood
  • Client-centered care
  • DIPPS protocol

Whenever these terms are first introduced in this chapter, they are bolded. However, if you need additional information about a term than what is provided here, you can research it in The Free Dictionary: Medical Dictionary.


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