Developing a person centred philosophy is one of the first steps in implementing culture change. This is a great opportunity to get the whole staff team involved and will aid ownership and buy in as it also helps to further define the picture of the future. A philosophy reflects the beliefs and core values of an organisation which becomes part of your overall brand – it makes you the organisation you are. It is a statement of guiding principles from which people, processes, systems and culture are developed.
You could ask staff to develop a collage of pictures illustrating a person centred culture, or perhaps run through a list of words that describes a warm, person centred environment for both staff and people living with dementia.
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