Level 5

UNIT 66: Manage health and social care practice to ensure positive outcome for individuals

1 Understand the theory and principals that underpin outcome based practice

1.1 Explain outcome based practice:- Outcome based practice is an activity or process that has a beneficial impact on the individuals life. It can be an action taken or a service delivered. Outcome based approach places the needs of the individual at the centre of service delivery, contrasting those designed by service providers. Another way to describe it would be to say that the output is the effort made and the outcome is the effect on the individual. Outcome based practice is of growing importance in health and social care services, particularly those serving mature people as they are under increased pressure due to demographic changes.

1.2 Critically review approaches to outcome based practice:- Positive outcomes are based upon listening to the service user, recognising and addressing their individual needs, their differing requirements in relation to aspects such as social needs, cultural needs, emotional needs and spiritual/ intellectual well-being. As demand for health and social care services rise due to an increase in the disabled and elderly population resources become further limited, however the standard and quality of services delivered cannot be compromised and the national standards set by governing bodies must be met. Person centred care plans are developed for each service user these identify their individual needs, likes, dislikes and choices in relation to every aspect of their life, care is delivered in accordance to the plan of care that the individual has had input with. This ensures the service given to them is what they want and how they want it making their experience within the care home a positive one. In summary enabling the service user to live their life as they wish to despite being within a care environment. Needs and requirements are reassessed continuously...