Bouvé School of Nursing faculty named Fellow in Person-Centered Care

Congratulations to Bouvé’s Valeria Ramdin for being certified by Planetree International as a Planetree Fellow in Person-Centered Care (FPCC).

According to the organization, “person-centered care is an evidence-based framework for improved patient and family engagement, better clinical outcomes, increased staff retention and recruitment, and high-value care. Person-centered care creates workplaces that energize and inspire joy. It places patients and caregivers at the center of the care experience and unites communities around health and wellness.”

This professional credential is earned by individuals who have demonstrated knowledge, experience, and leadership in person-centered care.

At the moment, Valeria is 1 of 30 named across the USA.

She is an associate clinical professor in Bouvé’s School of Nursing, the Director of Global Health-Nursing, and the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Lead in the SoN.

“The shift from profit-driven models of care to patient-centric models of care is integral to the Next Generation Patient Experience (NGPX). We know that overall people are more active in decision-making about their health and illness treatments. They do their own research and engage in meaningful discussions with healthcare providers like me, a Nurse Practitioner. They help make decisions about their care, and often the social determinants of health impact those decisions. Therefore, we have to ensure the next generation of healthcare providers and leaders are equipped with the tools of critical thinking and reasoning, innovative ideas, or wit for ideating, and co-designing to make positive impacts in health: care, systems, and processes, whether they are doing practice, policy or research,” said Ramdin. “I often tell my students that ‘I’m not teaching you to care for patients just in the metro Boston area, but to care for patients no matter where that care is needed, and may add that no two patients, even with the same medical diagnoses, are alike.'”