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Benefits of Patient-Centric Care

Clinician Support
10.01.2021

Evidence shows us a variety of benefits that can come from individualizing patient care in addiction treatment – also known as patient-centric care. At Wellbridge, we’ve put patient-centric care at the center of our values and mission. Every treatment plan is centered around a patient’s biological, psychological and social needs in an effort to better treat them as a whole individual. Our team has seen the benefits of patient-centric care firsthand.

Learn more about patient-centric care.

The Benefits of Patient-Centric Care

Our team relies on evidence to shape the care we provide at Wellbridge – that’s why we built a campus that focuses both research and treatment in an effort to bridge the long withstanding gap between research and clinical care. Since our center’s conception, we’ve seen firsthand the benefits of centering care around an individual’s own goals and motivations, as well as their barriers to care and past trauma.

Support Vs. Stigma

There is undeniably a widespread misconception and stigma placed on addiction. Many people, even within the medical field, see it as a moral failing rather than a complex disease. By individualizing care plans for each patient, rather than following a pre-planned template that doesn’t account for a patient’s goals or trials, an addiction treatment facility has the opportunity to create a supportive environment rather than lumping patients battling addiction together into one type of care.

A large part of a patient-centric care model is collaboration with the individual, as well as their support system. The inclusion of a person in their own treatment plan, and allowing them to drive their outcomes, humanizes the patient and treats them as a person rather than a disease.

Dignity in Treatment

When a care team centers treatment in listening and understanding each individual who comes to them for treatment, it opens opportunity for a patient to regain their own self-esteem and dignity. Something many that are battling addiction feel they have lost through the trials active addiction brings.

The opportunity to regain that dignity sets a foundation for healing and gives patients reason to maintain sobriety and integrate back into their life.

Developing Person-Specific Skills

Each individual brings their own barriers to recovery – triggers and trials that we must prepare them to cope with post-treatment. One of the many joys of my job is seeing individuals enter treatment without an understanding of maladaptive coping skills and walking away with a positive attitude about themselves, having developed healthy self-care skills, coping skill and enriching their lives with healthy peer and family support.

By focusing on a patient’s specific experiences, we are better able to prepare them for recovery outside of our walls – better setting them up for a successful long-term sobriety.

Patient-Centric Care at Wellbridge

At Wellbridge, one of our founding beliefs is that any care a person receives should allow them to have a voice in that care. What a person believes about the care they receive matters. And it is our mission to ensure that every patient that walks through our doors feels supported in voicing their goals, their motivators and their barriers.

If you or your office works directly with patients that are struggling with substance use disorder or addiction, contact our team today. We would love to talk with you more about our approach to treatment and how it can benefit your patients for long-term recovery.