Pre-requisites for person-centred care: reflective paper
During PEP, you will regularly encounter clinical episodes that both challenge and enhance your developing professional practice. The purpose of this task is to generate a reflective paper focussed on ONE of the five ‘prerequisites’ of the person-centred nursing framework. These ‘prerequisites’ are considered the essential attributes for health professionals to facilitate person-centred outcomes (McCormack, Manley & Titchen 2013). These are identified as follows:
1. Professionally competent
2. Developed interpersonal skills
3. Commitment to the job
4. Clarity of beliefs and values
5. Knowing ‘self’
From your PEP , consider a clinical encounter (either through direct observation of other health professional/s or your own actions), where you felt a pre-requisite may have been lacking or questionable. Briefly outline the situation and identify which pre-requisite/s may have impacted/contributed to the patient outcome.
Choose ONE of these as your focus and briefly relate this to the literature regarding person-centred outcomes and why this pre-requisite is considered an important attribute for practitioners. You will also be required to consider your own practice to ensure you adequately meet this pre-requisite as you progress through the final stages of your degree and continue to establish your professional identity.