Person-Centred Outcomes: Are Outcomes Improved Where a Person-Centred Care Model is Used?

March 25, 2010 at 6:01 am Leave a comment

Fiona F. Parley

Grampian Primary Care NHS Trust, Aberdeen, Scotland

This present study sought data that could evidence improvements in care services for people with learning disabilities. The investigation tested whether desired outcomes of clients were improved when a person-centred care model was used. The data generated in this study showed that the implementation of a person-centred care model did result in some improvement. For example, evidence was gathered which showed that staff were being more respectful to clients and that there were improved opportunities for people to make everyday choices. Despite gains achieved through the implementation of the person-centred model, little progress was made in involving people in planning their care on a power-sharing basis. This may have been due to the study having focused mainly upon nursing practice, whereas person-centred planning needs to be multi-disciplinary. It was concluded that for person-centred planning to be most successful it must be adopted as a practice requirement throughout all levels within a service.

http://jid.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/5/4/299

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