Helen Sanderson Publications

Person-Centred Thinking with Older People : 6 Essential Practices (2015) By Helen Sanderson, Helen Bown and Gill Bailey.

Drawing on a wealth of experience of working with older people, this book presents six essential person-centred practices. Person-centred practices are a key way to provide the best possible care and support for older people and help them to be active and valued members of the community. Each of the practices is designed to support the individual and put what is important to and for the person at the forefront of their care. Each practice has been tailored so that older people can express more easily what does and does not work for them. By actively listening and making each person feel appreciated, the practices represent practical tools for frontline practitioners to form good relationships with people in their care. With supporting stories and full colour photographs to illustrate how person-centred thinking and practice is used in real-life settings, the book contains many examples to help practitioners to overcome challenges and to implement positive, effective changes to care.