Real world challenges in delivering person centred care: A community based case study.

Riding, S., Glendening, N. and Heaslip, V., 2017. Real world challenges in delivering person centred care: A community based case study. British journal of community nursing, 22 (8), 248 - 251.

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DOI: 10.12968/bjcn.2017.22.8.391

Abstract

Community nurses face many challenges when trying to practice evidence-based, person-centred care. Ongoing concerns regarding the impact of the 2013 Francis Report (Ford and Lintern, 2017) suggest that individualised and holistic care is an impossible dream, one made harder when the client appears uncooperative. This paper presents a case study that sets out how some of these challenges were met in a potentially difficult situation experienced by a student nurse and her mentor in practice, in which the student was supported to further examine and explore issues that may have influenced the situation. In this instance, the solution came with the recognition that the client had expertise and knowledge that needed to be taken into account, alongside that of the nurses looking after him. His care became a partnership, not an imposition of expertise; a principle which is transferable to many other situations. Underpinning it was the recognition of our shared humanity, wherein lies the essence of truly holistic care, and student nurses learning this, through the guidance and support of their mentor..

Item Type:Article
ISSN:1462-4753
Group:Faculty of Health & Social Sciences
ID Code:29516
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:25 Jul 2017 09:20
Last Modified:30 Aug 2017 11:55

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