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NURS 6052Week 11: DiscussionPatient Preferences and Decision MakingThroughout the years, healthcare has evolved and advanced in several forms – morespecifically, making the transition from clinician-centered care to patient-centered care.According to Melynk and Fineout-Overholt (2018), patient-centeredness is a key component toincorporate patient preferences into practice and values decision making supported by evidence-based research. Healthcare providers involves their patients in every aspect of the decisionmaking of their care and the involvement should be respected and sympathetic to each patient’spreferences, needs, and values (Melnyk & Fineout-Overholt, 2018). Patient involvement in thedecision making process of their care results in improved treatment outcomes and activities ofdaily living (Vahdat et al., 2014).I previously worked at a heart hospital in Virginia, and I can recall one situation where Iexperienced incorporating patient preferences and values that impacted the outcome of their

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