Student ID 60729 Tutor Mary Mantee
3.1 Define Person-centred Practice
Person-centred Practice is a way of thinking and doing things that sees the people using health and social service as equal partner in planning, developing and monitoring care to make sure it meets their needs. This means putting people and their families at the centre of decision and seeing them as expert.In the early 1960s psychologist Carl Rogers was the first person to use the term person-centred in relation to psychotherapy.
The person-centred practice developed from work of the psychologist Dr Carl Rogers (1902-1987). He advanced an approach to psychotherapy and counselling that, at the time (1940s- 1960s was considered extremely radical.
Example of person-centred practice is used for people with Dementia or learning disabilities to support decision about their care.
The four principles of person-centred care are as follows:
Treat people with dignity, compassion and respect
Patient dignity is put at risk once they enter care, they lose their independence. Person-centred care enables you to maintain their dignity by respecting their wishes and treating them with compassion and empathy. To fulfil the principle, you must always keep in mind that patient have their own thought feeling values, beliefs and opinions.
Provide coordinated care, support and treatment
To deliver consistent person-centred care, you must coordinate with other health and social care worker and service otherwise when patient move between services or carer you must rebuild an understanding of their personal want and needs. However, all carer needs to communicate with one another to build a shared understanding of how to deliver person-centred care to the patients. It is very essential to keep confidentiality in mind at all time.
Offer personalised care, support and treatment
This principle is the heart of person-centred care. It needs you to understand that what works for one service user may not be suitable for another. A standardised approach can affect their ability to recover or manage their condition properly. Personalising your service to each patient allow them to retain some of their independence and fulfil their personal wants and needs.
Enable service users to recognise and develop their strengths and abilities so they can live an independence fulfilling life
Person-centred care requires involving patient decision and help them take actions to support themselves. Fulfilling this principle is mutually beneficial. The patient will feel in greater control of their life and less reliant on healthcare services.
Person-centred care is important to the patient because they feel more comfortable and confident in your service. The patient trusts you to do what is best for them. You will also meet their practical, emotional and social needs that will enable the patient to maintain a high quality of life.
You can support patient that are not able to directly communicate their needs and wants. Various conditions or disabilities can affect a person’s ability to communicate effectively.
Person-centred care improves their independence and encourage patient to take part in decisions regarding their care.
In Conclusion, Person-centred care reduce pressure on health and social service. It also helps people get the care they need when they need it.
https:www.health.org.uk/sites/health files assessed on 8/11/2018
Health and social care BTEC Level 2 by Elizabeth Haworth/ Heather Higgins /Helen Hoyle/ Sian Lavers / Carol Lewis published by Pearson Education Limited 2010