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Person-Centred Thinking with Older People

Person-Centred Thinking with Older People

6 Essential Practices

Helen Sanderson, Helen Bown and Gill Bailey

Quick Overview

Practical and accessible, this book pares person-centred thinking down to 8 essential practices, and gives real-life examples of how to use them in the care of older people. With useful ideas for learning what is important to each individual - and acting on it - this book shows how to help older people regain control of their care.
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Paperback / softback
2015, 8.54in x 6.10in / 217mm x 155mm, 96pp
ISBN: 978-1-84905-612-0
2015, ePUB, 96pp
ISBN: 978-1-78450-082-5
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Person-centred practices are a key way to provide the best possible care and support for older people and help them to be active and valued members of the community. Drawing on a wealth of experience of working with older people, the authors present the 6 essential person-centred practices.

Each of the practices is designed to support the individual and put what is important to and for the person at the forefront of their care. Each practice has been tailored so that older people can express more easily what does and does not work for them. By actively listening and making each person feel appreciated, the practices represent practical tools for frontline practitioners to form good relationships with people in their care. With supporting stories and full colour photographs to illustrate how person-centred thinking and practice is used in real-life settings, there are many examples to help practitioners to overcome challenges and to really implement positive, effective changes to care.

This practical book will be a valuable resource for care staff, social workers and healthcare workers who want to learn about person-centred practices to deliver best practice care and support.


'A fabulous, practical resource to better understand person-centred thinking practices, this book is for everyone who works in health and social care. It is about the future, our future. In short, it is for everyone'
- Tanya Clover, consultant, The Journal of Dementia Care