Research in integrated care: the need for more emergent, people-centred approaches

Authors:
VAN DER VLEGEL-BROUWER Wilma, et al
Journal article citation:
International Journal of Integrated Care, 20(4), 2020, p.5. Online only
Publisher:
International Foundation for Integrated Care

The International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC) recently celebrated its 20th International Conference (ICIC20) through a virtual event that brought together patients and carers, academics, care professionals, NGOs, policy-makers and industry partners from across the global integrated care community. The International Journal for Integrated Care (IJIC) used this opportunity to host a workshop on published research in integrated care, specifically to reflect on the quality of existing scientific enquiry. A lively discussion on the current state of integrated care research concluded that there remained significant shortcomings to current methodologies – for example, in their ability to provide the depth of understanding required to support the knowledge needed to best inform policy and practice, particularly when addressing people-centredness. In part, the debate recognized how the nature of existing research funding, and prevailing attitudes and preferences towards certain research methodologies, were partly to blame (as has been noted by IJIC previously). The workshop debated how research and researchers must change their focus in order to better contribute to the tenet of people-centred integrated care. (Edited publisher abstract)

Subject terms:
integrated care, research, person-centred care, research methods;
Content types:
research, perspective
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DOI:
10.5334/ijic.5627
ISSN online:
1568-4156

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