Explain Outcome Based Practise

Recently a lot of government documentation that has been introduced has a huge push towards personalisation of individuals care. In past years care has been delivered in a way that all individuals are treated in the same way regardless of their own beliefs and individual values. A one size fits all approach is now very much frowned upon and instead a new initiative has been launched that focuses entirely on person centred care. Outcome based practise, is also known as outcomes management and outcome focussed assessment is one approach used in achieving patient centred care goals. In order for this to be successful it requires good team work with all working professionals from the care team through to the district nurses, GP’s and consultants. The work that is done needs to be continually evaluated and reflected on to ensure that the individuals needs are being met and have a process in place that measures the outcomes. Based upon the social model created by (Harris et al,.2005) this is now seen as a better way of ensuring that individuals are treated in a person centred way with their own personal beliefs and values respected and taken seriously when creating a plan of care for them. There are three dimensions to the model and these are:
1. Outcomes involving change- these develop an individual’s self-confidence and focus on them developing or maintaining the skills that they need to enable then to care for themselves or to assist with areas of their own care. This empowers the individual to have feelings of self-worth, confidence and higher self-esteem and in turn this has a positive impact on both their physical and mental wellbeing.
2. Outcomes maintaining quality of life- This follows on from the previous outcome. When an individual has higher confidence, self-esteem and feels good about the life that they live then this ensures that they have a high quality of life.
3. Outcomes associated with the process pf receiving services or those which involve being...