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Commentary on: Selman LE, Daveson BA, Smith M, et al. How empowering is hospital care for older people with advanced disease? Barriers and facilitators from a cross-national ethnography in England, Ireland and the USA. Age Ageing 2017;46:300–9.
Implications for practice and research
Commitment to patient-centred experiences at both the organisation and clinician level ensuring inclusion of the older adult through two-way communication and information exchanges optimises patient empowerment.
Future research should explore academic and community hospitals with innovative models of care delivery and their impact on empowerment.
This research aligns with current evidence and further supports the importance of patient empowerment in hospitalised older adults with advanced disease to enable greater autonomy and healthcare control. The research by Selman et al reports on a component …
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