UNIT 517 -PERSON CENTRED PRACTICE
1.1 EXPLAIN PERSON CENTRED PRACTICE
Person Centred Practice means providing care that supports people to continue to achieve the health outcome that gives the best opportunity to lead the life they want.
Person Centred Practice is said to have originated from North America in the late 1980’s. The practice means treating people the way they want to be treated, focusing upon individual needs as people have different needs, wishes, choices, likes and dislikes. To practice person centred care, one need to take into account all aspects of life like eating, drinking, mobility, religion, life history, communication, medical conditions e.t.c.
The real value of person centred practice is individuality and what they want i.e. respecting choices.
In my work setting which is mainly working with people living with dementia, person centred practice is when the care is focused more on the residents as individual rather than on their illness or the abilities they have lost.
Person centred care is critical to providing quality care & support.
1.2 CRITICALLY REVIEW APPROACHES TO PERSON CENTRED CARE
Person Centred Practice ensures that the patient is treated with dignity and respect, enabling them to achieve as much independence as possible. It ensures that they are treated as individuals and that their rights are maintained.
This can be approached through care that affords people with dignity, respect and compassion, building relationships.
Offering coordinated care, support and treatment, for example transition from home care to hospital care or referral from GP to specialist care.
Being clear on who is in charge of care coordination e.g the home (nursing or dementia), social services or families. One of these has to be responsible for the care of the service users at any point in time.
Offering personalized care & support that are tailored to the needs and aspirations of each...