Professional Development

Person Centred Care and Empowerment

Being person-centred assumes that an individual can determine their own direction in life – based on their own strengths, abilities, networks and preferences to meet a range of goals throughout their life. This course is all about making sure that a client is at the centre of all decisions and actions that relate to their life and any support required. The person requesting or requiring support is the ‘driver’, rather than the organisation providing the support. It is important to empower clients as empowerment further enables people to represent their own interests in a responsible and self-determined way.

Learning Outcomes:

This course focusses on enhancing your understanding of person-centred care and empowerment, the benefits of providing person-centred care and how to apply it in practice. It’ll help you fulfil your role to the best of your abilities and maximise your clients’ quality of life.

By the end of this one hour session the learner will be able to:

  • Involve clients, families and carers in sharing information and decision making about their care, encouraging and supporting the empowerment of individuals
  • Draw learning from client’s and carer’s experience
  • Apply principles of ‘Being person-centred’ to provide care or support that reflects the client’s preferences and values
  • Involve the client and others to ensure continuity of care
  • Promote dignity and respect for the client.

Target Audience 

This eLearning course is for Community sector professionals including managers, team leaders, individual and peers support workers, caseworkers, counsellors, social workers, community development workers and other practitioners who directly support vulnerable children, individuals, families, and communities.

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  • Member: $18.00 + GST
  • Non-Member: $30.00 + GST

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