Effect of the patient-centered care model on health professional satisfaction: a systematic review

Rev Gaucha Enferm. 2022 Nov 14;43(spe):e20210288. doi: 10.1590/1983-1447.2022.20210288.en. eCollection 2022.
[Article in English, Portuguese]


Objective: To analyze the effect of the Patient-Centered Care model on the satisfaction of health professionals, nurses, speech therapists or dentists, who care for hospitalized adults.

Method: Systematic Review conducted from October/2020 to March/2021 at PubMed/Medline, CINAHL, EMBASE, SCOPUS, Web of Science and LILACS databases. Observational and interventional studies were included, relating the effect of Patient-Centered Care on the satisfaction of professionals. The Cochrane Collaboration Tool and Meta-Analysis of Statistics Assessment and Review Instrument tools assessed the methodological quality of the studies.

Results: The effect of patient-centered care on job satisfaction was not identified in speech therapists or dentists. Nine selected articles relate it to nurses. Predictors of satisfaction pointed to factors related to interpersonal relationships, patient care and work organization.

Conclusion: The Patient-Centered Care model can be a facilitating strategy for nurses' job satisfaction. However, the current scientific literature still needs further studies to strengthen existing evidence.

Publication types

  • Systematic Review

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Health Personnel*
  • Hospitalization
  • Humans
  • Job Satisfaction*
  • Patient-Centered Care
  • Personal Satisfaction