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A caring journey

Watch this video presented by Professor Alison Hutchinson for a summary about some of the practical partnership-centred strategies you can apply.

A partnership-centred approach to care builds on other person-centred approaches by creating supportive relationships and promoting the wellbeing of all partners-in-care.

It promotes the collaboration of all people involved in care of older people and fosters working and living environments that recognise the benefits of collegiality, interdependence and reciprocity.

Throughout this course you followed the story of Harry as he made the transition from independent to assisted living.

Over the course of Harry’s journey you discovered what partnership-centred care is and who the partners-in-care are.

You also examined some of the challenges presented by ageing and the transition to aged care, as well as how to address these through the application of partnership-centred principles and practical strategies.

Your task

Watch this video for a more detailed summary of the key ideas and concepts that you covered in this course, and start thinking about any particular questions that you would like your educators to address in the second-last step of the course.

You may also want to use this opportunity to post or reply to any questions in the comments before taking the final test in this course.

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Caring for Older People: a Partnership Model

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