Person-centred consultations (PCCs) are fundamental to effective healthcare communication, and its use is embedded within key clinical guidance. There are three aspects to PCC: use of the best available research evidence, clinical expertise of the clinician and the patient’s circumstances, goals, values and wishes. Balancing theses three aspects in the context of HIV prevention and management can be challenging, and we use three case examples to highlight these.
- HIV clinical care
- communication skills
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Contributors TB, JS and NB were involved at all stages of the manuscript (initial ideas, drafting and finalising the manuscript).
Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.
Competing interests Dr Barber has received speakers honoraria, conference support, and advisory board fees from Gilead, Janssen, MSD, Roche, and ViiV in the last 12 months. Professor Barnett has received fees for lectures, webinars, writing, and speaking at learning events from Gilead, Celesio, Pfizer, Napp, Roche, in the last 12 months.
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