Unit 513 Nvq 5

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Explain outcome based practice, critically review approaches to outcome based practice. Analyse the effects of legislation and policy on outcome based practice and explain how outcome based practice can result in positive changes in individuals lives. Outcome based practice is a method which looks at the individual needs of a service user and help to establish what goals are set for them and how these will be met, this takes into consideration the needs and wishes of the individual. The outcome is based on the measurable impact that it has on the individual. To be able to do this there needs to be clear objectives set which must be worked towards in order to reach the desired outcome. To be able to work with outcome based practice the desired outcome must be established first, this helps the team, service users and others know what the end product should be. Throughout this process there should be regular reviews to find out how outcomes are being met and find out the impact or changes that it had had on the service user. Where positive changes have been identified the programme should continue towards the goal, if however there appears to have had a negative impact on the service users then new strategies should be discussed. It follows a person centred approach to support, always keeping the needs and wishes of the service user in mind and looking to achieve the best possible outcome. There are four main approaches to person centered practice, “Pathway” planning, “Maps” planning, “Person centered portfolios” (otherwise known as “Essential Lifestyle Planning”) and “Personal Future Planning.” Discussion will prove that “ each shares characteristics that explicitly emphasize the personal empowerment of service users, in which the principal direction for support generates from those for whom planning is being carried out.”(Langley, 2001) By using an outcomes based

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