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Developing effective Goal Directed Care Plans (GDCP)

This course provides staff with practical tools and strategies to support them understand and embed effective person centred goal setting and care planning.
  • 100's of learners

  • 3.75 hours

    Video duration
  • Approx 7 hours

    Course duration
  • Resource Workbook

    Free of charge
    What you are going to learn

    A few more words about this course

    Learners have the opportunity to practice a range of techniques to engage clients in the goal setting process and work through case studies to put these skills into practice.
    It includes contextual information about the rationale, benefits and importance of GDCP and practical information about how to:
    • Effectively engage clients and carers in GDCP
    • Understand client’s needs and priorities and how to translate these into tangible goals
    • Identify meaningful goals and work collaboratively to develop useful care plans
    • Document person centred care plans
    Additional information is also provided about the organisational systems, tools and templates that support effective GDCP.

    You will learn:

    • The drivers, benefits and principles of person centred GDCP
    • When, why and how to set meaningful goals and create GDCP with consumers
    • Strategies to actively engage clients and carers in the GDCP process
    • The core elements of GDCP documentation (including consideration of GDCP tools / templates, quality standards / funding requirements and meaningful, person centred documentation)
    • The ongoing use of GDCP to inform and guide service delivery
    • Organisational systems, policies and tools to support good practice.

    Course structure & overview of key content

    Course reviews

    The course was great. I enjoyed and reflected on my practice all the way through.
    I'm so glad I did this training.
    Course Participant
    Very thorough and covered all aspects and things I may not have thought about.
    Course Participant
    The course really helped me redirect my thinking from a clinical perspective to being more client centred when I create my plans.
    Course Participant
    I finally understand why GDCP helps our clients – this training has helped me shift away from filling out the form to giving me a framework to keep my clients invested and on track with our work.
     Course Participant
    I loved that this wasn’t just about compliance – the course has given me practical tools to change the way I talk about goals and it’s already making a real difference.
    Course Participant
    This course was a real eye opener for me – in the last 6 months, it’s dramatically changed my practice and my clients are reaping the rewards. I can’t thank you enough.
    Course Participant
    We have been working on care planning for so long this is the first time I feel that we have received the information we need to actually develop a system that will be useful for our clients and be achievable for us to implement.
    Course Participant
    This was fantastic. I started it because it was a requirement from my workplace but from the beginning of the course I was invested.
    Course Participant
    Good communication skills from somebody who seemed to be able to "talk the talk and walk the walk."
    Course Participant
    It really made me reflect on my practice. What I do well and what needs work. Will definitely change practice as consequence.
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