Celebrating Person-centredness: International Collaborations through a Community of Practice
Focus: In this session the ‘International Community of Practice for Person-centred Practice’ (ICoP) will present an overview of the work of the ICoP and how we are advancing knowledge in the field of person-centredness. Approaches to person-centred theory and practice continue to grow and there is much scope in creatively developing global partnerships to advance knowledge. In addition, practices continue to evolve and it is important for us to engage in dialogue about such changes and identify new ways of supporting, researching and educating about these ways of working. The ICoP exists to advance such theory and practice through dialogue and partnership working. Over the lifetime of the ICoP we have focused on research into particular theoretical approaches, creative methods of evaluation, developing measurement tools and processes and developing evidence to support practice at individual, organisational and strategic levels. In this session we will present this work and engage in a critical dialogue about future directions for person-centredness.