Person-centred care is a phrase that has been used for many years now in the health and social care sector. Many people claim to deliver person-centred care, but person-centred care isn’t a delivery, it is a state of being – you are person-centred. It is a way of being with your client. It is the thread that flows through everything you do with that client. This workshop helps health and social care professionals to understand what person-centred care is and why it is important to be person-centred in your approach.
We begin by examining the meaning of person-centred care and the legislation surrounding social care. We will then explore how the 6 Cs can support being person-centred. This is followed by the opportunity to watch film footage of person-centred care in practice. You will then have the chance to reflect on what you have seen and discuss elements of the film in detail.
We will take part in an activity to develop understanding of why including clients in decisions relating to their care is important and explore ways of supporting a person to make their own decisions through a variety of methods.
Finally, the session will close with a detailed look at how to create meaningful person-centred care plans which support the individual’s choices. We will consider the impact of Data Protection on care planning and the importance of effective documentation.