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Skip to 0 minutes and 6 secondsHello again, now that you've completed Week 1 and explored the principles of partnership-centred care, who the partners-in-care are and what their perspectives are, and how this model benefits all partners involved in the care of older people, it's time to start looking forward to what you'll be learning in Week 2. One of the key objectives of the partnership model is to support the needs and preferences of older people in a more collaborative, collegial and reciprocal way. However, as Harry's story illustrates, the moving to residential care can be a challenging time for older people, their family, friends and the healthcare team.

Skip to 0 minutes and 47 secondsIn Week 2 you'll explore the challenges of ageing and how partnership-centred care seeks to address these by incorporating the different perspectives of each partner-in-care. You'll also have plenty of opportunities to debate the issues, share your own experiences and create a care plan based on a toolkit of practical strategies that will allow you to apply a partners-in-care approach to the care of an older person. See you again soon.

What's on for next week

One of the key features of the partnership-centred approach is understanding how all those involved in the care of an older person can better help support older people’s individual needs and preferences.

Building on the key ideas and principles that underpin partnership-centred care that you learned about this week, next week’s focus will be on the practical application of this approach in terms of addressing challenges and creating a best-practice care plan.

What will I be learning?

Next week, you’ll have the opportunity to:

  • explore how a partnership-centred approach supports the needs and preferences of older people
  • identify the key challenges of providing best-practice care for older people
  • discover how, by picking up where you left of with Harry’s story, partnership-centred care can address and resolve these issues
  • implement a range of practical strategies for delivering best-practice, evidenced-based care for older people in real-world settings.

Your task

Watch this video to find out more from your Lead Educator, Professor Alison Hutchinson about what you’ll be covering in Week 2. You can also let us know what you’re most looking forward to learning about next week by leaving a comment.

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This video is from the free online course:

Caring for Older People: a Partnership Model

Deakin University

Course highlights Get a taste of this course before you join:

  • Image of Harry with his doctor.
    Who's who in Harry's care team?

    Discover what some of the different perspectives of each partner-in-care within a partnership-centred approach might be.