Monthly Archives: January 2016

Patient preferences: does what you want affect what you get out of psychological treatment?

Which way (Sarah Joy, Flickr)

Providing patients with choice regarding the health care they receive is something that has been actively encouraged in a number of healthcare systems worldwide. But does a patient’s preference for how their treatment is delivered, and whether these preferences are met, affect the outcome of the treatment? New research published today in BMC Psychiatry suggests that routinely assessing and meeting patient preferences may improve the outcomes of psychological treatment.

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BMC Nursing: Highlights of 2015


BMC Nursing publishes articles covering all aspects of nursing, such as training, education and practice. It’s been another great year for this Journal, with lots of articles being published looking into the methods and techniques that nurses use, along with studies about the human aspects of nursing. Here we review our top five articles from the past year.