Evidence Based Practice

For  each Barrier to Patient Centered Care, identify facilitators that could  be introduced to balance/offset the barrier. Provide rationale for your  response based on (text books, articles,  practice guidelines, etc) as appropriate:

Barriers:

  1. Competing care obligations (patient–load) interfere with prioritizing discussions of discharge planning with patient/planning.
  2. Discharge communication ranged from simple one-sided instruction to shared decision making.
  3. Patients did not feel prepared for discharge and post-discharge care was not individualized.
  4. Discharge process/decisions affected by pressure for available beds.