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Describe the processes of care planning with reference to care planning principles For my P1 I will include a case study about an individual who is suffering from a particular disorder. I will then talk about the processes of care planning with reference

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P1-Describe the processes of care planning with reference to care planning principles For my P1 I will include a case study about an individual who is suffering from a particular disorder. I will then talk about the processes of care planning with reference to care planning principles. Case Study Jenifer is a 34-year old woman who recently suffered a mental breakdown. Her breakdown occurred, due to Jenifer being constantly harassed and bullied at work for a period of 6 months. Her breakdown resulted in her becoming constantly confused, very emotional (getting upset over any little thing) and unable to cope with any routines, including the care of her 2 children. Jenifer has been left, absent minded, unable to focus on simple tasks which take a while to complete (for example, cooking dinner), and she is also easily agitated and starts pacing up and down for short periods of time before she returns to what she was doing .She was taken to the doctors, by her husband who then refereed her to a mental health hospital. Processes of care planning (Care planning cycle) Care planning is an essential part of healthcare. A care plan ensures that no issues are neglected and it provides a map to guide the health and social care worker into providing adequate care for the service user. ...read more.


Things are not just done to her, but procedures are explained to her and she is not patronised. The next step is monitoring. As part of her care plan, Jenifer was put on constant 1:1 observations, by the doctor within the hospital, to see whether she settles in well and her reaction to the medication that has been prescribed to her. This was also put in place to sort any problems that may occur. Reviewing and evaluating the care plan is the final step in the care process. In this stage, the doctor who is up-to-date with Jenifer's notes and records and the monitoring that has gone on, has another meeting with Jenifer and her husband (which is where the acting as an advocate principle comes back into place). Her husband could then say whether he feels the treatment is working, and whether Jenifer is happy and also mention any concerns he may have. Jenifer's progress is fully evaluated, along with whether she is getting on well in the hospital and whether she needs different medication. This is where the doctor decided that she is well enough to come off her constant 1:1 observation and is put on regular, 15 minutes checkups instead. She is also assessed to see if she could cope with visitors. ...read more.


For example, while I was at my work placement, there was a patient who understood little English and could only speak Bengali. Therefore, a staff member always booked an advocate or an interpreter when doctors had to speak to her so that she fully understood what was being said to her. (M.Crittenden, 2007) Cycle of assessment/planning A care plan has to be written for each service user at my work placement. Each care plan would meet the patient's needs and ensure that during their stay at the hospital, they were safe. The care plan would be reviewed with each patient, a doctor or nurse and either a social or care worker or a member of the patient's family. The patient's views and needs would be heard and the further needs would be assessed and the care plan would be updated regular ( at my work placement, each care plan was updated every 72 hours). This cycle of assessment, planning and review would continue until the patient left the hospital. (M.Crittenden, 2007) Service user at the centre of the process It is a principle of care planning that the service user is at the centre of their care planning process and fully involved with and aware of what decisions are made and why they are made. (M.Crittenden, 2007) ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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