Promoting Positive Wellbeing
This presentation will provide an overview of an innovative positive wellbeing approach to care for older people. It is influenced by the underlying principles of wellbeing, positive psychology and capabilities theory.
Ageing need not be a period of continuous decline and removal from society. Rather, greater emphasis must be placed on more productive and successful ageing.
Previous models of care have focused on reducing negative outcomes however; these do not necessarily foster positive states. We believe that by eliciting a positive wellbeing focus there will be a corresponding reduction in previously recognised negative outcome measures.
Dr McCrow (PhD) is a Registered Nurse who has extensive clinical, management, teaching and research experience and is developing a preference-driven positive wellbeing model of care for dissemination across RACFs.