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Sally Fields, Senior Occupational Therapist and Lynne Farrar, Senior Social Worker, Transition Care ...

Sally Fields, Senior Occupational Therapist and Lynne Farrar, Senior Social Worker, Transition Care
Program, Community, Subacute and Aged Services,
Gold Coast Health Service District delivered the presentation at the Transition Care: Improving Outcomes for Older People Conference 2013.

The Transition Care: Improving Outcomes for Older People Conference explores a combination of residential and community transition care programs. It also features industry professionals' experiences in transitional aged care, including the challenges and successes of their work.

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    Sally Fields & Lynne Farrar, Gold Coast Health Service District - Increasing Participation Through a Client-Centred  Goal-setting Process Sally Fields & Lynne Farrar, Gold Coast Health Service District - Increasing Participation Through a Client-Centred Goal-setting Process Presentation Transcript

    • Increasing participation through a client-centred goal-setting process Sally Fields, Senior Occupational Therapist Lynne Farrar, Senior Social Worker Transition Care Program, Gold Coast Hospital & Health Service
    • Outline  Why we undertook this review  Application of quality cycle to process  ICF model  Client-centred practice  Goal-setting  Practical application in our service
    • Why?  Improving client outcomes  Maximising client participation  Strengthening client-centred practice  Streamlining goal-setting and review process  Increased client engagement
    • Service snapshot Gold Coast Transition Care Program Provides 96 packages of care – 14 residential, 82 community packages Team includes Rehab Consultant, CN, PT, OT, DT, SP, SW, Psych, Pharmacist, Welfare Officer, AHA Brokered PCW services, transport, equipment loan, podiatry, some nursing services
    • Asking the question “Is our goal-setting process client-centred, and are we utilising a coordinated, inter- disciplinary approach to empower active client participation?”
    • The quality cycle
    • Process Documentation audit O Literature review P Form development & trial D Feedback and review S Further improvements A
    • Documentation audit
    •  Single discipline input  Impairment focused  Clients not engaged  Lack of focus and rigor  Inconsistent documentation Documentation audit
    • Review of the literature
    • International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF) 1
    • International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF)  “Provide a unified and standard language and framework for the description of health and health-related states in order to improve communication between different users…” 1  Participation versus handicap  A focus on participation challenges us to find ways for people to do the things they need to do while they recover 2  Importance of contextual factors
    • Participation in older people  Majority of older adults experience participation restriction in their daily lives  80% of participants reported participation restriction in at least one area of their life 3
    • Participation & quality of life  Participation is connected to quality of life 4  Loss of participation increases psychological distress and reduces wellbeing 4  Client participation in goal-setting
    • Practical use of the ICF  As a framework 5  As a reference 5  As a theoretical basis 6
    • Client-centred practice 7  Acknowledges client strengths and client choice  Provides flexibility and values individuality  Enablement  Accessibility  Respect for diversity
    • Client-centred practice  Provides the client with power 8  Enables clients to become active partners 9  Needs to be incorporated into the goal-setting process
    • Outcomes of client-centred practice 10  Respectful & supportive services ➠ Improved satisfaction & adherance  Information exchange ➠ Improved functional outcome  Partnership/enabling ➠ Improved client participation  Individualised intervention ➠ Improved client self-efficacy
    • Client-centred outcomes  Measure outcomes that are meaningful to clients 11  Adopting a client-centred approach leads to increased participation 12  Participation measures 11
    • Client-centred documentation  Principles of client-centred documentation 13  Client focused  Interdisciplinary  Goal oriented  Documentation should include 13  Client’s concerns  Client’s desired outcomes  Evaluation forms  Need reliable evaluative measurement tools
    • Client-centred rehabilitation  Aims to enable clients to live lives that are physically, materially & socially fulfilling 11  Inpatient rehabilitation focuses on acquisition of motor skills in order for discharge 11  The extent to which goals are truly jointly set with clients is debatable 11  TCP well placed to extend goal setting to include participation
    • Goal setting
    • Goal setting
    • Client-centred goal setting  Team approach with an increasing focus on the client and attainment of goals 13  Increases participation, performance, and persistence 14  Results in benefits to the interdisciplinary team 15
    • Client-centred goal setting  Leach et al., identified 3 categories of goal-setting 16  Therapist controlled  Therapist led  Patient focused  Therapists setting impairment and activity goals, whereas patients set participation goals  Implementing a patient centred goal-setting approach
    • Goal setting tools  Designated goal facilitation tool significantly improves goal attainment 17  Goals set should inform development of plans for further assessment, intervention and discharge and maximises goal attainment 18
    • Interdisciplinary teamwork  “…individuals from several disciplines working toward a common goal”19… “includes not only the professionals but the patient and his/her family and significant others”20  Identify as a “team”, not as individual team members 21  Respect, value, and solicit contribution from all members  Flexible leadership – task dependent  Provide a forum for problem solving  Work interdependently  Shared decision making  Develop new ways of “seeing”
    • We believe… “The only way to find out what clients want, is to ask them” 22
    • Maximising goal achievement
    • Motivational Interviewing (MI)  “A goal directed, client-centred counselling style for eliciting behaviour change by helping people explore and resolve ambivalence” 23  Motivational Interviewing is:  Goal directed  Client-centred  Collaborative process  Respects the client’s choice regarding change
    • Form development & trial
    • Feedback & review
    • Negative feedback  “Oh no, not another change!”  “Clients set unrealistic goals”  “Too busy”  “Outside my comfort zone”
    • Positive feedback  Eliminates unnecessary paperwork  Promotes client-centred practice  Facilitates a goal and client focussed approach to goal review  Demonstrates compliance with accreditation standards  Increased goal attainment  Identified need to increase client motivation
    • Further improvements
    • Outcomes  Increased client-centred focus to goal review  Streamlined goal review  Improved communication between clinicians  Prioritizing of interventions  More focused approach to interventions
    • Future considerations
    • Questions?
    • Acknowledgements The presenters would like to also acknowledge and thank the work of the TCP Clinical Review Portfolio members: Catherine Cummings, Samantha Goodwin, Andrew Laundy and Rebecca Lackie who contributed to this project.
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