Personal Care Plan Directive
This course has a twofold focus: professional leadership and advocacy and personal perspectives impacting your ability to care for others. For this assignment, we will focus on the individual perspective to complement the initial quiz you took to identify your perspectives in order to assess how they might impact your professional work and understanding of others. As the second part of this introspection, you will consider your own future as an aging, perhaps ill, individual, or an active, engaged adult. Self-awareness creates sensitivity to others. In your professional development, this sensitivity and awareness emerge from personal mindfulness.
Therefore, you may use skills that already exist in your unconscious mind.
Imagine that you have been asked to create a care plan for yourself. This plan will include what you would optimally want as you enter the older stages of life.
Write a 2–4 page plan to share your perspectives and wishes with others.
Prepare a 2–4 page, double-spaced paper that reflects the concepts of aging that you believe will impact your life.
Introduce this prospective care plan using a first person viewpoint that supports your beliefs.
In your plan, include the following headings:
Part 1: Personal View of Aging
Analyze how cultural background, employment experience, experiences of loss and education influence perception of the future and coping with transitions.
Culture and Perception
What cultural elements are important or beneficial to your sense of well-being?
Psychosocial Needs and Resiliency
Clarify resilience factors that contribute to personal self-esteem, self-efficacy; social relationships; culture, community, education, spiritualty,
What types of experiences would you like to have and what relationships would best support your continued growth as you age?
What specific professionals do you want involved in your care? Do you have any specific instructions?
What relationships do you want to maintain? Why are these important to you? In what ways could they be maintained?
Identification of individual you trust for your care and decisions.
Part 2: Directions for Care and Services
Assess the interdisciplinary relationships and collaboration necessary to implement the plan.
Transitions (predictable voluntary; predictable-involuntary; unpredictable-voluntary, and unpredictable-involuntary that you will address.)
Consider what you want for your living situation.
What services and professionals would you like to have as part of your plan?
What are your fears and anxieties, unfulfilled dreams, social networking and spiritual growth and development?
Explain how your experiences at your present stage of human development impact your decisions.
Evaluate a potential social, ethical, legal, or cultural impediment to the plan.
Evaluate one potential social, ethical, legal, or cultural issue that could hinder implementation of your plan,
Your plan requires three academic, peer-reviewed resources, and the use of academic language reflecting your understanding of theories, human development, relationships, attachment and resilience, transitions, expectations and awareness, cultural forces and family structure. Apply the terminology of the field consistently throughout the plan.
Written communication: Writing is free of errors that detract from the overall message.
APA formatting: Resources and citations are formatted according to current APA style and formatting guidelines.
Number of resources: Minimum of three peer-reviewed scholarly resources.
Font: Times New Roman, 12 point.
Length: 2–4 pages.