Promoting person centered approaches
health and social care
Person centered care
Person centered care, or personalized care and individual care consistently feature within government documents for health and social care services. Within the essence of care, the term 'person centered' is used to signify 'activities that are based on what is important to a person from their own perspective'. 'Person centered care' has been defined as treating people as individuals and enabling them to make choices about their care.
Concepts central to person centered care:
Person centered care concepts explained
Communication relates to a two way process that involves exchanging information; it is important for the sender of the information to establish that the receiver understand the message and that it is communicated in a way that meets any individual communication needs that the receiver may have.
An advocate is a person who intercedes on behalf of another person in a bid to ensure that their best interests are communicated.
Involvement is the inclusion or engagement of the patient and can relate to communicating with patients regarding their planned care.
Participation takes involvement a step further, and relates to taking a more active role and sharing. This can relate to the health and social care provider actively engaging the person in the development of their care plan.
Trust relates to having confidence in another person - that is, to having faith that they are reliable and honest.
A partnership involves working together for a shared purpose and, can relate to, for example, a carer and a patient jointly developing a plan of care and agreeing how both parties will work together collectively to achieve the...