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  • Patient-centred care actively gives you and your family a say in the decision-making process when planning  care and treatment. 
  • Patient-centred care is about respecting your individual preferences and diversity.
  • Patient-centred care involves recognising your needs and respects your right to make health decisions and choices.
  • Patient-centred care includes your right to comment, ask questions and make complaints about your healthcare.
  • Patient-centred care is also known as ‘person-centred care’.

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Reviewed on: 18-09-2015