The concept of holistic service user and carer-centred care planning

Task 1 for this module is a 3000 written assignment which focusses on a case study of a service user/patient you have been involved in caring for within your field of practice.

You are asked to provide an overview of the person from your case study, the altered physiology of their health condition and the impact this health condition has on the person’s quality of life.

You will discuss the process undertaken when planning care, and refer to the theory, evidence, and policy which underpin this process.

You also need to evaluate the specific care planning process in relation to one aspect of care from your case study and critically reflect on the care outcomes. Finally, you will reflect on how service user/patient and values of care, compassion, privacy and dignity were maintained throughout the care delivery process.

Part A ( approx 1550 words)

Using your experience from practice, focus on a person you have been involved in caring for. Using evidence based sources, give a comprehensive overview of the selected health condition, including prevalence and possible causes.

Select an individual in whose care you have participated
Give a short introduction to the person, and their context of care
Using evidence-based sources, give a comprehensive overview of the individuals health problem including prevalence and possible causes. This could be either a long-term condition, acute condition or a patient at the end of life. The following are suggestions, but you may choose a suitable alternative:

Mental Health Field: Depression, psychosis, Anxiety, Anorexia Nervosa. (prefer pychosis)

You will need to explain the altered physiology of the health condition.
You will need to discuss the impact the health condition has on the person’s quality of life
Part B (approx 1550)

Demonstrate your knowledge and understanding of the care planning process. You will need to focus on ONE aspect of the patients care plan in detail and evaluate care outcomes: For example, you might choose to focus on one of the following:

Mental health field: medication, nutritional needs, mood

You are required to consider whether the care plan met service user/patient needs, discuss the reasons why or why not, and if required, describe how the plan of care needed to be amended. You will refer to relevant theory/evidence to support your evaluation.

In order to achieve this, you will need to consider some of the following issues:

Nursing models and their relevance to the care planning process
The concept of holistic service user and carer-centred care planning
Strategies which support evidence based care plans and best practice such as care protocols and integrated care pathways and frameworks

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