Core Unit 2: Person-Centered Approach

There are 2 sections in this course:

  • Section 1: Principles of Person-Center Approach
  • Section 2: Implementation of Person-Centered Approach

There are learning activities, list of resources, and quiz at the end of each part of this unit. The learning activities will provide you with an opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills presented in the course. 

A Certificate of Completion is awarded on successful completion of this course. 

Intended Audience

The intended audience for this course is direct care professionals.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of Unit 2, Section 1, you will be able to:

  • Define terms related to the unit
  • Define person-centered approach
  • Discuss principles of a person-centered approach to services
  • Identify how person-centered plans are created
  • Discuss the ongoing need to promote independence and enhance or maintain existing skills of persons served
  • Explain the role of the DCP in maintaining the rights of the person served
  • Discuss the importance of supporting informed choices of persons served
  • Discuss Limitation of Rights
  • Discuss individualized care/services plans and their purpose
  • Pre-requisites/Learning Level

    No pre-requisites

    Competencies addressed

    Competencies identified

    Analytical/Assessment Skills, Communication Skills, Community Dimensions of Practice Skills, Leadership and Systems Thinking Skills

    CEUs Offered





    Online Self-Pace


    1 hour

    Presenter(s) and/or Content Experts

    Marcia Driscoll, RN

    Technical requirements:

    • Adobe Acrobat Reader 
    • Flash Player 
    • Speakers

    Registration requirements

    Register a free account

    Creation and/or update

    October 31, 2012