Person-centred assessment with older people
Jonathan Webster Consultant Nurse, Older People, Royal West Sussex NHS Trust and Western Sussex PCT
This article describes the principles behind the assessment of older people’s needs and the challenges inherent in developing a person-centred framework for assessment. It suggests that person-centred assessment calls for skilled, empowered and well-supported nurses who are able to work in creative, innovative ways and who recognise that the needs of the older person are at the centre of all therapeutic working.
Nursing Older People. 16, 3,22-27. doi: 10.7748/nop2004.05.16.3.22.c2309