Essay on Assess individual in health care

5984 Words Apr 25th, 2014 24 Pages
UNIT 18

1.1 Compare and contrast the range and purpose of different forms of assessment.
Prior to moving into an organisation all individuals are assessed as are the care providers to ensure that placements can meet and preferences of the individuals. The organisation conducts independent assessments by a qualified key member of the team to assess the needs and preferences of the individual to ensure that the organisation have the facilities and resources to cater for them. The key areas for assessments for needs and preferences would be:
Emotional
Physical
Social
Leisure
Key professionals then hold a Care Planning Assessment (CPA) meeting along the individual to discuss the outcomes of assessments. Active support is
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However basic personal and holistic information is gathered from family, friends or people whom the service user was known to and previous life activities/background. This information helps to carry out assessment and build up care plan in such a way, and be sufficiently transparent, for individuals to:
Gain better understand of their situation
Identify the option that are available for managing their own lives
Identify the outcomes required from any help that is provided
Understand the basis on which decisions are reached
Appropriate service provision can then be planned both in the immediate and the long term to promote or preserve independence.
One key principle is that the person’s views and wishes shape the assessment process. Individual is helped to prepare their contribution to the assessment and having the right information. Support and advocacy arrangements available will facilitate this. Assessment should be responsive to people’s changing circumstances of independence over time. Therefore an effective assessment of individual is crucial when appropriate of family members; carers and other care professionals are involved. Implementation assessment process by health and social care agencies will promote better care services and better outcomes for service users and more effective use of professional resources. Basic information will be checked and validated by the agreement of the service users to
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