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Table 2 Examples of patient-centred care for women (PCCW) content in include policies

From: Is patient-centred care for women a priority for policy-makers? Content analysis of government policies

PCCW domainsRecognition or guidance of domain
Patient-centred careProvide patient and family-centred care that supports the whole person and enables optimal self-management” [53]Effective self-management is very different from telling patients what to do. Patients have a central role in determining their care – one that fosters a sense of responsibility for their health. Use effective self-management support strategies that include assessment, goal setting, and action planning, problem-solving and follow-up. Organise internal and community resources to provide ongoing self-management support to patients. Patients develop personal skills to maintain their health and wellness” ([59], p. 16). “Have modules on goal setting, action planning, managing challenges in chronic disease, etc.” ([59], p. 16). Also discusses the need for providers to follow-up with patients and provide follow-up reminders [59].
Women’s healthWomen want care that is collaborative, woman- and family-centered, and culturally sensitive” [42]Women and men are affected by different health issues and often have differing health-care needs. For example, they have different morbidity and mortality patterns as well as differing experiences with healthcare. However, differential health outcomes are not only linked to biology (sex), but to overall life circumstances and experiences of women and men based on gender, among other diversity factors. For health issues common to women and men, equity does not necessarily mean the provision of the same treatment, but rather the provision of treatment that is fair and which will result in equality of outcomes.” ([38], p. 20)