Managing your resources is essential to providing high-quality care that meets an individual’s goals; this includes both human and material resources. When we manage our time, energy, space, and finances effectively, we’re able to save more of these for other people in need – like the individuals you’re caring for!
When something impacts one resource, it can be necessary to manage it in conjunction with other resources. For example, when we communicate with another person we might wish not only to listen and speak but also to show our attention through body language.
It’s essential to create a culture of practice that caters to the needs of individuals and focuses on what is best for them. We’re all here because we care, so it makes sense to provide this type of service in which our values match up with the values of patients.
Attitudes towards positive outcomes can be influenced by factors such as organizational culture. Organizational culture consists of unwritten rules that are learned in the workplace, shared by all employees in an organization whether they’re in management or not.
Plans for care should be delivered by a team of professionals trained and supported to work together, with each member of the team knowing what they’re doing. This means that not only do we have more knowledge about individual needs but we can deliver it in a way that makes them happier.
It’s important that we develop and implement plans to ensure we have appropriate training, development, and support – otherwise, we can’t deliver person-centered, outcome-based care.
As healthcare professionals, our job is to provide the best care possible for each individual while adapting our approach to meet their changing needs. We may have to ‘manage’ other health professionals so that they are able to support an individual’s goals.
It can be helpful for individuals if we manage others in order to work alongside them and adapt their approaches.
It’s important to manage resources so we can review an individual’s preferences, wishes, needs, and strengths not only to achieve positive outcomes for them but also so they feel safe and informed. We may need to improve our ability in order to meet their expectations.
These are all important factors to consider when we’re trying to achieve positive outcomes for the people we are caring for.
Managing resources also means being able to support individuals so they can make healthy choices. By supporting people’s choices, we can give them positive freedom.
As mentioned previously, this may be something you have experienced while working in a care home or with older people who are coming to terms with the changes that happen as they age.
As healthcare professionals, it’s important to record information about the services we provide in order to make sure that they are effective. This means recording all interventions – even when they do not meet expected outcomes.
We need to implement systems and processes for recording patient care so it can be delivered effectively.