Laguna Honda Hospital Resident

Laguna Honda Hospital Resident

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Resident-Centered Care -



RESIDENT-CENTERED CARE -

---There is a buzzword going around. It is a term, actually. It is - Resident Centered Care. Contrary to what you may have heard, it wasn’t created to give the staff nightmares, or something else to worry about. But, I’ve noticed that when left on their own with terms like this, they can’t help but worry…or at least, wonder. WHAT DOES THAT MEAN? Staff and Resident, alike, are looking for a definition.
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---Suitable Definition, To Me -
---To me, it is where the rubber meets the road. Resident-Centered Care is where staff and resident have a DIALOG. They have to hash out it’s meaning. It may be different in every case. There really is NO definition that will fit everybody, all the time. There is NO real blanket definition.
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---Personally, I think, it is where the Resident states, what he wants. When you know what you want, I think you are at least, halfway there. It really doesn’t matter if it is possible or impossible, foolish or right-on, the staff will swoop down upon it and help you make your idea fitting and realistic.
---It takes, ‘’two, to tango.’’ There is a good chance that the Resident, with his idea, will need help to accomplish his goal, anyway. We, as Residents, have to be realistic with it all. Otherwise, it doesn’t have a ‘’snowballs chance in hell,’’ to get done. As sad as it may seem, we NEED the SWOOPERS.
---BUT, it is through this process of give-and-take, that we reach a comfortable agreement of dealing with the task at hand. When both sides are happy with the role each plays in the situation – We have a done deal. Then, the carrying it out part, is the easy part. Be Well.
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EVERY Resident Has An IDT (Care Team)

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