Saturday, 9 June 2012

Patient Engagement Pyramid

On the HelloHealth blog Stephen Armstrong raises some important points about patient engagement . . .
Refering to Abraham Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs, he successfully places in the context of patient engagement (and electronic health records). Each level needs to be satisfied before progressing up the triangle.

He makes an excellent point at the end of his blog post: "wellness should be something more than the absence of illness or disease. It is about state of mind, demonstrated by sustained commitment to prevention and healthy behaviours. The key is starting the wellness journey."

This triangle makes self-management and engagement achievable in steps.

1 comment:

  1. Patient Engagement puts the patient in the heart of services. It is about designing and delivering health and social care services in a way, which is inclusive and enables citizens to take control of their health care needs.