Manage episode 318190717 series 3300327
Episode 03 introduces the Care Compass, a conceptual visual conversation aid to talk about recovery and current care delivery.
The difficult balancing act between risk and recovery intensifies many folds in a suicidal crisis. This can only be struck in partnership with the person and their family and to get them on board and to understand the finer nuances of recovery oriented practice we recommend using the Care Compass, it’s a theoretical construct with a number of practical uses that helps in finetuning “Control in Care”.
The Care Compass has two axes: x represents resilience in the distressed individual (East or the right end of the axis: resilient; +5 and West of the left end: fragile; -5), and y represents the principal focus of care delivery for the professional (North or the top end: self-reliance; +5 and South or the bottom end: safety: -5). The numbers + or – 5 does not indicate right or wrong, it is just to graphically demonstrate the degree of resilience in the person on the y axis and the clinician’s primary focus on the x axis. The two axes gives rise to four care quadrants, bottom left or south west: Prudent Care, top right or north east: Permissive Care, bottom right or south east: Prescriptive care and top left or North West: Precarious Care.