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‘what’ and ‘how’: understanding professional involvement in person centred planning styles and approaches

01 May 2004

Learning Disability Practice

A&S Science

Beginning with case studies about planning, we describe the planning styles that are used and the contributions that professionals made to them. The dimensions of...

using person centred planning and approaches with children and their families

01 December 2004

Learning Disability Practice

A&S Science

‘I thought I knew my son so well until we started planning with John. This changed our whole way of thinking about what John was capable of doing now and in his...

self advocates leading person centred planning

01 February 2005

Learning Disability Practice

A&S Science

Person centred planning is currently one of the most frequently heard phrases. Services are striving to be person centred and many people are talking about a person...

nursing and advocacy in person centred planning

01 November 2004

Learning Disability Practice

A&S Science

The recommendations of Valuing People (Department of Health (DoH) 2001), and more particularly A Framework for Person Centred Planning (DoH 2001a), have given added...

Developing an integrated care pathway in dementia

01 October 2006

Mental Health Practice


I am Jeannie Robinson (pictured opposite in white), a community mental health nurse (CMHN) working with older adults for Sheffield Care Trust, and Sue Gunstone...

The easy-care assessment system and its appropriateness for older people

01 October 2001

Nursing Older People

Nursing practice

In order to address the care needs of older people a process of thorough and systematic assessment is required (Vernon et al 2000). Assessment can be defined as the...

Care pathways development and implementation

15 April 1998

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Care pathways are increasingly being used in the UK as a tool for managing clinical processes and patient outcomes. This article describes some of the key elements...

Critical pathways: an efficient way to manage care

11 August 1999

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Liz Herring argues that care pathways provide a change in the traditional approach to planning and documenting care. She suggests that they provide opportunities for...

Nursing intervention for pre-operative anxiety

31 May 2000

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Surgical nursing is changing as the type of surgical procedures being performed are becoming more complex and the time for delivering nursing care is reducing. This...

An audit of care planning on a neurology unit

24 January 2001

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Care planning Is an important aspect of nursing care. Carol Kirrane discusses the use of an audit tool to Improve patient care planning within a neurology unit. The...