Person-Centred Care and Health Literacy project website

In 2013-2014 ADEA completed a revision of the information sheet Person-Centred Care for people with diabetes and developed an information sheet on Health literacy for people with diabetes.

The ADEA Person-Centred Care project will build on these information sheets, to assist diabetes educators to understand and adopt health literate, person-centred care practices, to ensure people with diabetes are at the centre of their health care journey and are involved in all aspects of their care.

This website will provide links to ADEA developed person-centred and health literacy resources as well as links to relevant external resources.

The Commonwealth is not responsible for any recommendations, views, ideas or techniques expressed in this publication. 

Person-Centred Care

The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (ACSQHC) has defined person-centred care: Patient or consumer centred care is health care that is respectful of, and responsive to, the preferences, needs and values of patients and consumers.

Click on the button below for links to person-centred care resources.

Health Literacy

The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (ACSQHC) define health literacy as the knowledge, motivation, skills and capacity of a person to access, understand, appraise and apply information to make effective decisions about health and health care, and make appropriate decisions. The health literacy environment is the infrastructure, policies, processes, materials, people and relationships that have an impact on the way in which people access, understand, appraise and apply health-related information and services.

Click on the button below for links to health literacy resources.