Foundations for self-directed support in Scotland
Foundations for self-directed support in Scotland

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Foundations for self-directed support in Scotland

3.13 Looking forward to Section 4

In this section you have explored what is meant by outcomes-based thinking. You have considered the impact on citizens and professionals of a shift away from the needs-based approach that has dominated thinking and practice in health and social care since the 1990s. You have also identified some continuing challenges – as well as opportunities – associated with outcomes-based approaches in Scotland.

Now that you have completed Section 3, you may want to move on to ‘Section 4: Personalisation and Risk'. Risk of harm is often seen as a challenge to the personalisation and self-directed support agenda. You may have noted some of these challenges in the very first activity you undertook in Section 1 [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] when you noted down questions and doubts you had about personalisation.

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