Mccormack's Model Of Person Centered Care

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Person centred care is associated with treating people with respect, acknowledging their rights as human beings and having a trusted and therapeutic relationship between the person and their care provider (McCormack et al, 2011). Guidelines of person centred care give clarity towards how nurses should behave and such knowledge and expertise they should develop. These skills acquired can then be used to enhance person centred care through self and team assessment (McCormack et al, 2008). In this essay, I will critically explore individualised person centred care in association with McCormack’s model. I will identify how this model can improve the experience of care for the older person. Finally I will discuss how person centred nursing can…show more content…
As its evident that person centeredness is valued by the person, encouraging it in practise is important. The aim of the framework of McCormack’s model of person centred care is to raise awareness of the importance of respect for the individual. It does this well by empowering healthcare workers to recognise key components in their practise. It has also been used as a systematic framework to initiate significance from practise- derived data that can advise the expansion of person centred practise. McCormack’s model can be used as a tool to aid practitioners to recognise obstacles that can demote the developments of person centred care in their…show more content…
Although some institutes apply the principles of person centred care, there is a need for more organisations to put it into place. McCormack wrote an article based on the development of a programme to encourage person centeredness in residential services for older people. The study focused on residential homes in the republic of Ireland between the years 2007 and 2009. Groups from different areas in the homes were involved, for example health care assistants, catering, management. The groups met with both the internal and external facilitator once a week for six weeks. In the skills day, the groups learned about person centeredness as a framework and what values mean to the older person. As the first year of the study advanced, meetings and discussions were regularly had. As the years progressed, projects were established where the groups discussed the advantages of putting this framework into place. Reflection on the aspects they had learned also took place after each session. Findings of the study were successful. It showed that staff understood person centred care and practised it daily. They learned a new set of skills to apply this framework uniquely to

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