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Running head: PRINCIPLES OF PERSON CENTRED CARE1Principles of Person Centred CareStudent’s NameUniversity Affiliation
PRINCIPLES OF PERSON CENTRED CARE2IntroductionPerson centred care is described in multiple principles as well as activities, but there isno precise definition of the term. Person centred care is not all about providing information topeople or giving what they need. It is about considering their values, desires, lifestyles, socialcircumstances and family situations; perceiving such a person as an individual as well asworking as a team to develop the required solutions. For one to be person-centred, servicesshould change to fit the people needs in a way that is ideal for them. This entails working withpeople to find the best possible means to provide care. However, the term patient, familyindividualised or personalised care will be used in this write up interchangeably.Since there are multiple aspects of individualised centred care which include emotionalsupport, involving friends and families as well as coordinating and integrating care, the rationaleof this essay will be to identify and explain the principles used in delivering of care which isperson centred.Principles of Person Centred CareAs mentioned above, the term person centred care refers to multiple principles as well asactivities, hence there’s no agreed definition of the term. The reason behind this is thatindividualised centred care is an upcoming as well as evolving field. It is also due to the fact thatif care is to be individualised centred, hence what it seems like depends on the circumstances andthe taste of the person getting care. What is great to a person is that healthcare can beunnecessary or undesirable to each other and can change from time to time as person’s desireschange (Brooker & Latham, 2005). Other than providing an exact and inevitably limited
PRINCIPLES OF PERSON CENTRED CARE3definition of the term, the health foundation has identified a framework comprising of theprinciples of individualised care. They include; providing coordinated support, care andtreatment, providing personalised care, treatment and support, affording individuals dignity,respect and compassion and lastly is supporting individuals to understand their strengths andabilities to allow them to live a fulfilling/independent life (Brownie & Nancarrow, 2013).Irrespective of any intervention or specific care an individual’s receives, it needs to bedone with the above principles in mind. All of the examples of individualised centred care,within the heath care experience should involve a combination of such principles. Clisset et al.,(2013) purports that if a person is highly dependable, e.g. lacks capacity or is unconscious there’spossibility for more emphasis on the aspect of dignity, compassion plus respect, coordination aswell as personalisation. Besides, even in such instances, it is possible to practice all of the fourprinciples above to some extent.1. Valuing people; valuing people is a free as well as easy to use resource established byAlzheimer’s Canada for the community sectors to help improve on the standards of support theyprovide. Ideally, it has been developed to help community care providers move towards apersonalised services as they shift to consumer directed care frame work. However, when itcomes to valuing people as a principle of person centeredness, one should treat people withdignity as well as respect by recognising and supporting personal values, beliefs, perspectivesand tastes (Dewar & Nolan, 2013). Listening to one another as well as working in partnership todesign and deliver services.2. Care is personalised; personalised care is a systematic process that is based on betterconversations between an individual and health as well as social care practitioners. The main
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