UNIT 2 SECTION A4

A4- INTEGRATED CARE

INTEGRATED/ JOINED UP CARE- describes a process which makes it easier for health professionals from the nhs and social care professionals from council run services to work more closely and effectively together

more and more people are needing both health and social care services, which has increased the need for these two agencies to work together and in a joined up way.

MULTIDISCIPLINARY CARE- a team in which health and care workers from different professional backgrounds and with different roles work, plan, implement and monitor an individual's care

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A4- THE NEED FOR INTEGRATED CARE

THE NEED FOR JOINED UP WORKING WITH OTHER SERVICE PROVIDERS

many service users will work with different professionals from a number of different agencies- essential for these carers to work as a team

WHY CHOOSE JOINED-UP WORKING?

  • no repetition of services
  • shared information therefore stops service users having to repeat their stories to different professionals
  • speeds up processes
  • lessens the number of appointments/ missed appointments
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A4- INVOLVING USERS

INVOLVING SERVICE USERS, CARERS AND ADVOCATES IN THE MULTI-DISCIPLINARY TEAM

WHO ATTENDS A FORMAL MEETING?

  • all professional staff who contribute to the individual's care
  • service user
  • advocate/interpreter/translator
  • informal carers (family, friends etc)

the presense of the service user is essential- empower them

one of the care values- key opportunity to receive feedback 

given the chance to help with the planning and delivery of their care

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A4- HOLISTIC APPROACHES

HOLISTIC APPROACH- an approach to care that addresses the individual's social, emtional, physical and spiritual health

addressing the needs of the whole person

multi-disciplinary teams take a holistic approach

care must be person-centred, co-ordinated and tailored to the patient- puts their needs first

HOLISITC NEEDS ASSESSMENT:

  • happens if you arediagnosed with serious illnesses such as a brain tumor
  • a range of professionals gather information about you and you are offered the chance to raise any wishes or concerns you have
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