Divided up into two sections, the first will include a discussion on how patient centred care immensely benefits an older adult by improving their experience while being looked after and taken care of. It will also take a look at some of the alternative methods of nursing to contrast with the patient centred approach. Included is also a description of Mc Cormack and Mc Cance (2010) Person Centred Practice Framework. This will lead into the second part of the essay, as it will demonstrate how nurses can employ a person centred approach in the clinical setting to promote and recognise older people as equal partners in their care. Firstly for the purpose of this essay, patient centred care and person-centeredness will be defined using a definition supplied by the HSE (2010).
Communication issues was a major theme occurring in 85% of the research reviewed by the author. However, only three of these articles reported on the experience of people with intellectual disability themselves, (Iacono & Davis 2003, McDonald 2008, and Hart 1998). For individuals with intellectual disabilities to experience quality care when in general hospitals, it is essential nursing staff should have adequate communication skills, Brown (2005). However, although it is known that these quality communication is essential it is not always practiced. In researching the literature the author identified studies that examined what is experienced when communicating with nurses by people with learning disabilities and their carers.
One way they do this is through support groups like Family-to-Family were there is an instructional aspect of teaching family members to understand mental illness and ways of helping and living with a family member with mental illness. Courses such as this, according to Corrigan et al (2005) are shown to lead to improved attitudes about mental illness and the people living with it, particularly reducing blame of individuals with mental illness. A concern is raised as Corrigan et al (2005) alludes to research that states that this may also lead to increased pessimism about recovery from mental illness and a fear of people that may be viewed as dangerous, predictable or antisocial. However, Family Support Groups at the National Alliance on Mental Illness focus of increasing self-determination and confidence to combat the pessimism and develop management plans to deal with mental illness on a day to day bases and move towards
These are: diagnosis &early intervention; rational use of treatment techniques; continuity of care; wide range of services; consumer involvement; partnership with families; involvement of the local community; and integration into primary health care. The idea of community-based mental health care is a global approach rather than an organizational solution. Community-based care means that the large majority of patients requiring mental health care should have the possibility of being treated at community level. Mental health care should not only be local and accessible, but should also be able to address the multiple needs of individuals. Community-based care (unlike hospital-based care) is able to identify resources and create healthy alliances that would otherwise remain hidden and
This makes every one of us in danger of building up a mental health issue whenever during our lives. The most imperative thing to acknowledge about mental health issues is that the dominant part of individuals who encounter them do recoup or figure out how to deal with their psychological well-being issue and still lead important and satisfied lives. Understanding the mental health continuum At the green end of the continuum, people are well; showing resilience and high levels of wellbeing. Moving into the yellow area, people may start to have difficulty coping. In the orange area, people have more difficulty coping and symptoms may increase in severity and frequency.
The ultimate goal of these two careers is a form of management, such as managing a facility, and teaching one-self management. Royal (2016) states, although Health Service Managers do not implement direct patient care, they are intricately a part of providing quality patient care through the process of the healthcare delivery system (p. 203). Mental Health Counselors are responsible for a caring environment for their client’s. Rosenthal (2005) believes a good Mental Health Counselor should build an outstanding foundation for their clients as well as one’s practice, by networking to provide
This essay will discuss the positive impact that person-centred care can have on staff and residents in long-term care settings, using the example of Seven Oaks care home. Firstly this essay will define the key terms of person-centred care and define the meaning of long-term care settings. It will then look at examples of the positive impact of person-centred care for both residents and staff in the example of Seven Oaks dementia care unit and the case study of Rita Wallace, which demonstrates the individuality of person-centred care. Person-centred care is about focusing on the needs of the person as a whole and not the service, it means treating people with dignity, respect, compassion, and care is personalised these are the four main principles to person-centred care. Tom Kitwood (1997) cited in (The Open University, 2017) supports the approach of seeing and treating people as individuals, he calls this ‘person-centred care’.
Furthermore, since personal perception and social perceptions of mental illness affect each other, programs and policies implemented should not only be focused on providing care for mentally ill individuals but must also cultivate a healthy attitude towards mental illness in the society in order to reduce stigmatization of mentally ill patients and thus make it easier for them to seek help and re-integrate back into society. Such programs and resources should be available and accessible but individuals who need and want them should not be afraid to access them but rather, empower them to take ownership of their own wellbeing. Corbiére, Samson, Villotti and Pelletier (2012) maintain that education and advocacy can help dispel wrong stereotypes and incorrect presumptions about mental illness. Such measures would also help the public look after those who are vulnerable to mental illness and therefore encourage them to seek
This has been achieved by providing training to staffs in NHS institutions in conducting analysis of root cause in cases of adverse events. In UK, a charitable foundation called Health Foundation has been funding “Safer Patients Initiative” programme which works towards the improvement of quality of healthcare service across the continent (Burnett & Vincent, 2007). The NHS Quality Improvement Scotland (NHS QIS) clinical governance and risk management standards came into effect from Nov 2005. Steps for risk management strategy included establishing context, identifying risk, analysing risk, evaluating risk and treating risk along with periodic monitoring and
The mental health sector submit to agencies ' rules, get their support and assistance. The Value of Engaging Community in Mental Health Initiatives Like Mental Health Week Mental Health Initiatives have a strong value in the engaging of community in the process of the sustainable spread of mental health promotion. Communication and cooperation between and among community is significant attainment of mental health initiatives such as Mental Health Week, and