513.1 assessment criteria 1.1-1.4
Explain "outcome based practice".
Outcome based practice focuses on the impact and end result of the support, care and service given has on the individual service user’s life. This practice gives service users a greater opportunity to aim towards their aspiration, goals and priorities which are set with greater participation and involvement from the service user, their family if they are involved in the planning of the individual service user’s person-centred and individualised support plan.
‘Outcomes are defined as the impact, or end-results, of services on a person’s life; therefore outcomes-focused services are those that aim to achieve the priorities that service users themselves identify as important’. http://www.open.edu/openlearnworks/mod/oucontent/view.
Critically review approaches to outcome based practice.
Current health and social care services have inherited and operates traditionally, delivery care as a whole to all service users. Recent changes which enables service user to participate in the planning and delivery of their care and support have already started to see and make a positive impact on service users life’s. Already outcome based practice has seen an improvement in the physical symptoms and behaviour, physical functioning, mobility and morale of service users. Outcome based practice enables service users to have more control over their daily routine which enable them to have a sense of belonging knowing that their choices are respected and valued.
Funding arrangements need to be reconstructed in order to give service users’ greater flexibility, choice and control in designing their own support. This will also ensure that service users get value for money.
Outcome based practice will only work well if service providers adapt and operate a more flexible approach to enable service users to have as much control as possible over the care and support they receive. This means that there will be a need for...