A preference-based model of care: An integrative theoretical model of the role of preferences in person-centered care

June 1, 2019


  • Kimberly Van Haitsma
  • Katherine M. Abbott
  • Annabelle Arbogast
  • Lauren R. Bangerter
  • Allison R. Heid
  • Liza L. Behrens
  • Caroline Madrigal

This article proposes a theoretical model of person-centered care (PCC) entitled the Preference-Based Model of Care that integrates the Theory of Human Motivation, Self-determination Theory, the Competence-Press Model of person and environment fit, the Living Systems Framework, and the Broaden-and-Build theory of positive emotions to deepen our understanding of the processes through which preference-based care affects well-being among older adults receiving LTSS.

The Gerontologist, doi.org/10.1093/geront/gnz075


  • Long-Term Care - Other