Helen Sanderson has started to talk to John Kennedy about policies, procedures and paperwork in #carehomes. They ask:
- Care Plans – what are they for?
- Who are they for? Staff or inspectors?
- Are Care Plans evidence-based practice?
- Do Care Plans get in the way of care?
Perhaps the time has come for a wholesale re-evaluation; a
reinvention of what the ‘system’ requires of care workers. One where
there is evidence behind the bureaucracy and one where the true
‘opportunity cost’ of the systems demands are factored into the ask.
Paperwork is required, it is essential but it needs to be effective.
Where paper demonstrably supports good care and isn’t in competition
for care workers time, energy and empathy. What do you think?
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