This text gives a comprehensive account of the origins and practice of Person Centred Care. Suitable for student and experienced clinician alike. It is a comprehensive text that succeeds in covering a complex subject in a very accessible way
This is a very good nursing text book and in my view it is an essential read at this point in time in our NHS. As a former nurse director and current independent clinical advisor I have been perturbed in recent years at the proliferation of standardised care plans and so-called 'care bundles' which, in my view, de-personalise care delivery. As nurses have come under pressure to do more with less they have sought ways to find the time to do all that is expected of them. Unfortunately this has resulted in a shift back towards task orientated care rather than person-centred care. This book seeks to redress that balance by promoting a form of nursing which is in danger of dying at the hands of those who know the cost of everything and the value of nothing. The key message within the text is that nursing care should focus on the person. Not the needs of professionals and the organisations they work for. We continually hear in modern health services the terms 'consumer satisfaction' and 'user involvement' but all too frequently only lip service is paid to these concepts. If we seek to ensure that people are satisfied with the care they receive, then the care process must be built around their clinical needs and their personal abilities, hopes, aspirations, expectations and information requirements (and that of concerned families). They must also be enabled to fully participate in the planning and evaluation of their care. This book sets out, in an easy to read format, how these goals can be achieved via thoughtful and emotionally intelligent care-planning. I thoroughly recommend it.
‘Person-Centred Practice,’ is now central in nursing and health care and this book looks at both the theory behind this and how to put it into practice. The book begins by looking at the principles behind the practice, as well as the framework. The book consists of a series of essays, which are written by those working in nursing and healthcare from a number of different countries; including The Netherlands, Australia, the Republic of Ireland and Canada.
After outlining the framework of person-centred practice, the book moves on to looking at nursing strategy, policy and leadership, person-centred nursing education and research. It then looks at the workplace, including adapting the principles to working in residential care homes, health services for children, acute care, mental health services, complex continuing care, community nursing and palliative care. Although this book is very readable, I have small complaint of the paperback version, which is that the print is both very faint and quite small. If you struggle with reading small print, the kindle version might be better, so you can enlarge the font.
Person-Centred Practice in Nursing and Health Care: Theory and Practice
Designed as a text book for nurse students and other healthcare professionals, the book consists of a series of essays from nurse educators and others from countries across the world (the UK, Canada, Norway, Republic of Ireland, the Netherlands and Australia). As such, there is a variety of writing styles and approaches, and each chapter contains extensive references and sources. The authors, two professors of nursing, developed the Person-centred Practice Framework in 2010 (Person-Centred Nursing) and this is the second edition of their book on this topic. In this book, they write the introduction, the two chapters of section one and the final (overview) chapter. The body of the book consists of 3 sections covering theory, workplace culture and applying the theory in specific settings ranging from older people's residential homes to community settings, from children's services to mental health care, recogising the challenges faced by nurses (and others) in implementing patient-centred care in practice. A valuable addition to the literature on this most important subject.
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McCormack and his co-editor McCance are two of the current crop of educators currently writing and teaching about person centred practice (PCP) and it's importance in healthcare; particularly in respect of how it affects outcomes. This is the updated 2nd edition of PCP and takes forward the current thinking on PCP. The book consists of a number of chapters which explore the principles of PCP written by a number of clinical leads in a variety of settings. It also takes into account the impact of the Francis report, which obviously had a major impact in the public perception of the delivery of healthcare. It is an excellent text that I find very difficult to criticise beyond stating that in a non-perfect world clinical decisions are often based and driven by financial considerations rather than by placing the person at the centre of their care.
Brendan McCormack and Tanya Macance's 'Person-Centred Practice in Nursing and healthcare' is an excellent primer for student a recent practicionairs in the field. Covering all aspects of care across the ages, from child care to the aged,the work is structured to meet the needs of those in the field who need to understand the framework within which they will, or are working. With so many changes in health care legislation in recent years, and with new ever expanding dimensions impacting on those in the nursing and health care profession, McCormack and Macrance bring the reader bang up to date with current thinking and offer advice on how to develop those skills which mark out the true, committed professional in the field.
If you're not up to speed with 'person-centred practice' it's time you were as its become central to current theory and practice in the medical care environment, and this excellent text book is just what you need to fully orientate yourself. Well organised, easy to reference and comprehensive in guidance and advice. Ideal for both practitioners and students.
Person centred care is the current buzzword, seems to have taken over from holistic! Great book, smaller than I thought it would be but in a good way, easy to read and refer to as it isn't a big thick textbook. Great for registered nurses and students alike, definitely recommended.