Work in partnership in health and social care
1.1 Identify the features of effective partnership working.
A partnership is an arrangement between two or more groups, organizations or individuals to work together to achieve common aims. Features of this are that;
All the parties involved have some sort of personal stake in the partnership; All the partners are working towards a common aim;
The partners have a similar ethos or system of beliefs;
The partners work together over a reasonable period of time; There is agreement amongst the partners that a partnership is necessary; There is an understanding of the value of what each partner can contribute; There is respect and trust between the different partners.
1.2 Explain the importance of partnership working with colleagues, professionals and others. Partnership working is about developing inclusive, mutually beneficial relationships that improve the quality and experience of care. This includes the relationships between individuals with long term conditions, their families and us the service provider.
It is also about relationships within and between organisations and services involved in planning and delivering health and social care in the sector. Effective partnership working should result in good quality care and support for people with long term conditions and their service provider through identifying the respective roles and responsibilities of all parties and how these can best be brought together.
The person with the long term condition should be central to all partnership working. Their expertise and knowledge about how their condition affects them physically, emotionally and socially will be a key focus in the planning and delivery of care to meet their needs. Where appropriate, and with the agreement of the person with a long term condition, partnership working should also involve all those who link to supporting the overall aim of care and wellbeing.
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