The Importance Of Person-Centered Care In Nursing

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In this essay my main focus and topic will be person-centred care. I will describe and define what it is and discuss the importance of developing skills and knowledge as a student nurse that I must adapt throughout my training. I will also look into professional and governed bodies that guide student and qualified nurses to a high standard and rules and regulations they set out to give the best possible care and best evidence practice care to patients. I will also look into the history of person-centred care and how it first came to light. My four examples that I will discuss in detail will be therapeutic relationships, communication, assisting in personal care and the six principles of nursing and how these topics show the importance of person-centred …show more content…
It was first discovered based on theory and beliefs of Dr Carl Rogers. Dr Carl Ransom Rogers was a psychologist and was one of the creators of the humanistic approach. He had a unique and individual method to understanding personality and human relationships with a holistic approach. He believed that all humans had a great need for approval for other human beings, this could be love and affection from family and friends and the sense of respect from them as well (Thorne.B, Sanders.P, 2013). This statement shows the importance of compassion, dignity and respect when caring for a patient, as it could either have a lasting positive or negative effect on their health and well-being. Royal College of nursing states that ‘Person-centred care is ensuring that the person or patient is an equal partner in their health care and they follow their eight principles that include dignity, compassion and empowerment as a guideline of what staff should provide and promote to patients,’ (RCN, …show more content…
There is clear evidence to support this statement as shown by the king’s fund which is an independent charity which relies all their information on research and analysis from patients to healthcare workers. The information the kings fund collects is either taking from discussions or questionnaires that will build a report to the evidence suggested. A therapeutic relationship between patients is fundamental to their care that they receive and one main aspect of this is building trust between you and your patient. As confidentiality plays a big part in nursing, ensuring a patient that any information that they give will only be passed on to staff members and other multi-disciplinary teams that will be directly involved in their care and treatment and by following guidelines set out by the Data Protection Act 1998 is creating the patients trust in you as a professional nurse. A therapeutic relationship should always be built on taking a holistic approach when supporting patients and delivering a person centred care. A holistic approach is providing care to individuals that will meet their personal preferences, needs, values and beliefs, and for staff to support the patient and never to be judgemental on these personal morals. An example of a holistic approach to patients is Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. Maslow’s hierarchy of needs theory remains valid today for

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