For each Barrier to Patient Centered Care, identify facilitators that could be introduced to balance/offset the barrier. Provide rationale for your response based on (text books, articles, practice guidelines, etc) as appropriate: Barriers: Competing care obligations (patientload) interfere with prioritizing discussions of discharge planning with patient/planning. Discharge communication ranged from simple one-sided instruction to shared decision making. Patients did not feel prepared for discharge and post-discharge care was not individualized. Discharge process/decisions affected by pressure for available beds.