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Thank you for participating in Caring for Older People: A Partnership Approach. We hope you enjoyed this course and found these learning materials stimulating and engaging. Interested in learning more? …

Who’s who in Harry’s care team?

A key principle of a partnership approach to care is reciprocity and collegiality. Reciprocity describes the mutual benefit for all partners-in-care in terms of understanding the perspectives and priorities of …

A caring journey

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 …

Tools for effective partnership-centred care

Healthcare teams, including carers, health professionals and allied support staff, are vital to the success of effective partnership-centred care. Effective partnership-centred care Some of the practical strategies healthcare teams can …

Tools for family and friends

There are may practical ways that family and friends can contribute to the ongoing wellbeing of older people. Some of the practical strategies family and friends can use to support …

Tools for older people

Older people can provide unique perspectives and insights about the best way to support their needs and preferences within a care setting. Some of the practical strategies older people can …

Helping Harry

The partnership approach to care is modelled on evidence-based, best-practice approaches to caring for older people in a range of supported settings. As you’ve discovered, a key feature of this …

The challenges of a partnership-centered approach

To understand how a partnership-centred approach helps support the needs and preferences of older people and each of their partners in care, it’s important to recognise what issues older people …

Supporting collaborative relationships

There are a number of ways in which a partnership approach helps support the needs and preferences of older people. These include: providing a high standard of individualised care recognising …

Welcome back

Hello and welcome to Week 2 of your introduction to caring for older people by adopting a partnership approach. So far, you’ve explored the basic principles of partnership-centred care, who …

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 …

Partnership-centred care: key ideas and principles

This week you were introduced to the basic principles of partnership-centred care, discovered who the partners-in-care are and explored what benefits this approach offers to all those involved in the …

Meet some partners-in-care

When it comes to partnership-centred care, everyone has a role to play. The partnership approach highlights the importance of good communication, collaboration, positive relationships and the unique perspective that each …

The benefits of partnership-centred care

A partnership approach to care offers a wide range of benefits for each partner-in-care. These benefits include multiple practical outcomes from improved well-being to better compliance with legislative requirements. Scroll …

What’s upsetting Harry?

A key feature of partnership-centred care is its focus on bringing together the different perspectives of each partner involved in an older person’s care. For example, since moving into care, …