Person Centred Care Principles

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The aim of this essay is to address the key principles involved in delivering person-centred care and to explore issues that have to be taken into consideration, this includes protection of people that may be susceptible to poor care and safeguarding issues. Other key aspects that will be discussed are, the skills required to maintain and promote the principles of person-centred care such as working in a multidisciplinary team and interpersonal skills and how these skills can be applied into practice. The idea of person-centred approach was developed from the work of Dr Carl Rogers (1961). He devised a therapy that focussed on the patient which shifted the idea of the therapist being the expert and it empowered the patients to help them reach…show more content…
V in the acronym VIPS stands for a value base that promotes the absolute value of all human lives regardless of age or cognitive ability. I is for an individualised approach, which recognises a person’s individual needs. P stands for understanding the world from the perspective of the service user. S stands for providing a social environment that supports psychological needs. In comparison, the Health foundation (2014) has also identified four main principles of person-centred care, Affording people dignity, compassion and respect, Offering coordinated care, support or treatment, Offering personalised care, support or treatment, Supporting people to recognise and develop their own strengths and abilities to enable them to live an independent and fulfilling life. Both, Brooker’s and the health foundation’s principles emphasise the importance of valuing and treating patients with dignity while providing care, this is important as it empowers the patient and helps the health professionals see their patients as a person instead of their medical conditions only. Treating patients with dignity also corresponds with the set of values 6Cs (NHS 2013). The 6C’s are Care, compassion, commitment, competence, courage and communication. In particular dignity is related to providing care…show more content…
Health Professionals may find it challenging to adapt all these principles set by different foundations e.g. The Health Foundation, without managerial and organisational support. The Trusts must have a learning culture where the staff can build on their interpersonal and communication skills with the patients as well as the staff in order to provide effective person-centred care. The trust’s culture must also pay great importance to appropriate safeguarding policies in order avoid any failings in
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