Ideal Ward Round

13. Supportive and person centred discharge

One of the big issues that is often discussed is that of discharge. Staff will be planning for discharge, including key aspects of a patients’ long term recovery from the beginning of admission. However this isn’t always obvious to patients and carers.

The guidelines state discharge planning should be person centred, particularly in care planning. That is should be recovery-focussed with a shared understanding of what recovery means for the individual patient. It should be consistent in its processes, supporting effective discharge with patients empowered to take ownership of their own recovery.

One way to help ensure that this is the case is to carefully consider the role of the carer, friend or family member. They should be seen as an essential part of a patient’s care and there can be great benefits in them being part of the multi-disciplinary team delivering care and treatment.

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