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Patient-centered care includes respect for the patient’s knowledge and perspective, providing physical comfort and emotional support, offering education and reassurance, being accessible and collaborative, and making decisions based on patient preferences. The information provided in this pocket card will help to achieve these goals. 

The Rome Foundation A Guide for Effective Communication to Improve Patient-Centered Care is to be used as a resource for clinical practice use only. The use in research or clinical studies must be accompanied by a license agreement and fees paid, if applicable. Contact Mark Schmitter, Copyright License Director with questions at

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Rome Foundation Communications Pocket Card 2022-2-up

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