The concept of person-centered care is complex and multi-dimensional, depending on the setting in which care is provided. Person-centered care acknowledges older adults as competent persons who deserve full respect and the right to establish and maintain their social relations and make decisions for themselves.
The most consistently-applied and fundamental philosophical prerequisites of person-centered care are that older adults are recognized as valuable and competent persons, as having dignity, autonomy, and worth, deserving of full respect. Core principles of person-centered care include knowing and valuing the person, interpreting behaviors from the person’s viewpoint, promoting a continuation of self and normality, providing a positive social environment in which they can live well.
The National Mental Health Consumer and Carer Forum and the National Primary Health Network Mental Health Lived Experience Engagement Network acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the lands and waters on which we work and live on across Australia. We recognise their continuing connection to land, waters, culture and community. We pay our respects to Elders past and present.
“A lived experience recognises the effects of ongoing negative historical impacts and or specific events on the social and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. It encompasses the cultural, spiritual, physical, emotional and mental wellbeing of the individual, family or community.
“People with lived or living experience of suicide are those who have experienced suicidal thoughts, survived a suicide attempt, cared for someone through a suicidal crisis, been bereaved by suicide or having a loved one who has died by suicide, acknowledging that this experience is significantly different and takes into consideration Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples ways of understanding social and emotional wellbeing.” - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Lived Experience Centre
We welcome Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to this site and invite them to provide any feedback or items for inclusion.
We also recognise people with lived and living experience of mental ill-health and recovery and the experience of people who are carers, families, kin, or supporters.