"when care plans dont care"
About: Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust / Assertive outreach Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust Assertive outreach PR5 6AW
Posted by razzel (as ),
I have been struggling with mental health problems for the past 6 years. Feelings of total loss to my mental health condition, with no definate explanation of my diagnosis. Every time i phone up in crisis im told to "walk the dog", no one listens or understands.
It wasn't till this year that i discovered that the mental health services used Care plans, giving advice to health proffessionals about how to handle a person in crisis
I asked to see my Care plan and was shocked to see how little information it contained (also it states that I have agreed to it _ which came as a surprise.)
Last week I asked to see my psychiatrist to ask him ? my diagnosis, and was told, with a look of surprise, that I have borderline personallity disorder. It was the first i've herd about it .
looking at the advice given by N.I.C.E. guidlines my treatment and especially my Care Plan appears totally inadequate, but it seems nobody cares as long as a care plan is in place ( the health care professionals have done their job.) Surely Care plans are there as a tool to help the clients not as a paper exercise for the staff.
If they're not used /written correctly and agreed with the client, then they are a waste of space. It feels there only use is to make the staff look like they're doing their job correctly, when in my view they are clearly not,
CARE PLANS SHOULD CARE !! and be written in co-operation with the client