Higher Education and the workplace in Health and SocialCare


HigherEducation and the workplace in Health and SocialCare

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Thecurrent paper has critically analysed a report authored by the SocialCare Institute for Excellence (SCIE). The report, which centers onpersonalisation, exemplifies two seminars that took place in November2011. The seminars aimed at supporting the growth of personalisationas well as individual centered approach. The rationale of selectingthe article was based on credibility, accuracy, quality, readability,application of the information to personal and professional life aswell as whether the conclusion was justified. One of the key pointsstressed in the article is the significance of definingpersonalisation on the basis of doctrines of independent living, theexperiences of personalisation as well as the costs involvedincluding bureaucracy. The information contained in the article couldbe applied to my future personal and professional development inhealth and social care. To would assist in providing trulypersonalised services in order to attain the desired outcomes whileensuring that resources are expended in a more effective and usefulway.

Canpersonalisation be attained at a time that is characterised bylimited resources? The current paper critically analyses a reportauthored by the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE). Thereport, which centers on personalisation, exemplifies two seminarsthat took place in November 2011. The seminars aimed at supportingthe growth of personalisation as well as individual centeredapproach. SCIE was responsible for organising the seminar that wasfunded by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF). During the seminar,service users, practitioners as well as carers who are involved inmatters concerning personalisation in adult social care were drawntogether. Besides, participants who took part in the seminarprovided various viewpoints about personalisation. Other outlooksconcerned age, gender, sexuality and ethnicity. The aim was tounderstand how with limited financial resources, the approach ofpersonalisation could still result in enhanced life quality.

Thecritical analysis includes the rationale used for selecting thearticle under review, summary of the article’s key points, anoverview of the quality of the article and the credibility of theauthor, and its application to future personal and professionaldevelopment in health and social care.

Rationalefor Selecting the Chosen Article

Whileselecting any article for review purposes, it is always important toconsider its rationality. This encompasses factors such as reasonsfor making the choice, selection basis, how certain information wasdepended on, as well as the credibility of the conclusions (Royse115).

Whilechoosing the article for study in the current assignment, variousfactors were considered. To start with, the article was consideredcredible, accurate, clear as well as pleasant reading. Certainly,writers settle on articles that contain accurate information besidesbeing very close to the acknowledged truth. Besides, the article ison point as it clearly draws attention to apparent key factstherefore, resulting in accuracy and correct interpretation. In thispaper, the article focused on personalisation. It has clearlyprovided the meaning of personalisation and the implications ofpersonalised services careers, practitioners as well as service usersin attaining the outcomes they desire to accomplish while making surethat the employment of resources is done in an effective and usefulmanner.

Secondly,the article is comprehensible. This means that the language used iseasy to understand, while the structure is exceptionally good thusits worth could be evaluated. Like any other credible report, it iswell structured starting with a table of content, summary of keypoints, introduction, meaning of personalisation, experiences,barriers and obstacles, future expectations and apprehensions as wellas a justifiable conclusion and appendices. This makes the articlereadable.

Furthermore,the article covers practical information and it could be applied toboth personal and professional life. Experiences of personalisationfrom carers, service users and practitioners have been provided.Mostly, these experiences have focused on the values and principlesof independent living, which generally strengthen personalisationthus helping the involved parties to deliver more personalisedservices.

Otherfactors such as the quality of the article evidenced by thecredibility of the author (Social Care Institute for Excellence) werealso considered. Lastly, while the article falls within the purposeand scope of the present study, the conclusions are justifiable basedon the entire paper. This means that the arguments are structured,valid and logical (Royse 116). The conclusion recaps the literatureincluding the costs, benefits as well as significant of a trulypersonalised services.

of Key Points

Oneof the key points stressed in the article is the significance ofdefining personalisation on the basis of doctrines of independentliving. Various definitions of personalisation were provided by thedifferent workshop groups which participated in the seminars. Forinstance, one group defined it as being flexible, being in controland being capable to making choices and decisions. This means that itcenters on the individual instead of the services. Othercharacteristics encompassed being valued, integrated in thecommunity, liberation and being heard, with the aim of living aquality life. In order to work, it necessitates advice, informationas well as support from the peers. This should encompass givingopportunity to carers and service users to make choices, be incontrol and have the liberty to live their lives how they want.

Thearticle has also provided a detailed account of the experiences ofpersonalisation from service users, practitioners as well as carers.Apparently, most of them have positive experiences regarding thesame. There are also instances of good practice. Nevertheless, only ahandful of individuals receive justly personalised services. Besides,reducing services could only worsen the entire situation. As aresult, the article stresses on the importance of understandingpersonalisation especially among people who take part in serviceprovision. This is based on the fact that by providing trulypersonalised services, the involved persons would attain the desiredoutcomes while ensuring that resources are expended in the mostappropriate way. This implies that there is need to coordinatingservices and resources.

Anotherkey point is the costs involved in personalisation. These have beenreferred to as barriers and obstacles. One of them was the loss ofshared perspective whereby both carers and service users team up withthe aim of achieving common personal objectives. Secondly, involvesthe formation of a novel bureaucracy concerning various mechanisms aswell as procedures including cost control and the allocation ofresources. Other than that, carers and users strongly fear theeffects of reducing public expenditure as that would impactpersonalisation in a great way.

Qualityof the Article and the Credibility of the Author

Asaforementioned, one of the factors considered while selecting thearticle is due to its high quality as well as credibility of theauthor. One of the reasons why it is considered quality is that thearticle is detailed, explaining every aspect in the most appropriateway as possible. Cases studies detailing the experiences of theparticipants as far as personalisation was concerned are alsoevident. Other than that, credibility of the author is another factorthat adds up to the quality of the article. The author (Social CareInstitute for Excellence) is a principal independent charity andimprovement support agency that works together with the support aswell as the care sectors in the United Kingdom. Generally, itco-produces its work with carers and service users.

Applicationto Future Personal and Professional Development in Health and SocialCare

Whathave learnt from reading and summarising the current article would bemay be applied to my future personal and professional development inhealth and social care. To start with, is tailoring services to theneeds of every person (despite the fact that personalisation islinked with personal budgets whereby service users select the desiredservices depending with the budget). That would involve practicingkindness, being practical and understanding, while focusing on thedesired end results. This may encompass providing alternativetherapies which are not only cheaper, but may deliver superioroutcomes ((Mallett, Albarran, &amp Richardson 2227). Additionally,I would also be able to provide enhanced advice and information toensure that immediate care is offered (McCaffrey 133).ReferenceList

Mallett,Albarran, Richardson (eds) 2013, Criticalcare manual of clinical procedures and competencies,John Wiley &amp Sons, New York.

McCaffrey,R 2012, Doctorof nursing practice: enhancing professional development,F.A. Davis.

Royse,D 2007, Researchmethods in social work(5th. Ed.), Cengage Learning, London.

SocialCare Institute for Excellence (SCIE) 2012, People not processes:the future of personalisation and independent living, Social CareInstitute for Excellence, Workforce Development: Report 55.

SocialCare Institute for Excellence 2015, SCIE official website, Availableat http://www.scie.org.uk/