My Personhood Summary© surfaces a person’s life experiences, important relationships, personal preferences, and other psychosocial and environmental factors that influence individuals’ daily lives. It is a foundational tool that is intended for use with people living with dementia as well as older adults living with complex mental health, substance use, and/or other neurological conditions; however, other populations may also benefit from its use.  My Personhood Summary© can be used by all members of BSO teams as well as other healthcare providers and partners.

The information collected on My Personhood Summary© can enhance team members’ abilities to: (1) foster supportive relationships, (2) recommend meaningful activities, (3) identify ways to promote abilities, (4) maintain social connections, (5) develop tailored approaches and strategies to care, and (6) inform person-centred behavioural support plans. This tool is written in first-person to elicit a focus on the person, instead of on their illness(es)/condition(s).

My Personhood Summary© was adapted from PIECES of my PERSONHOOD (North Bay Regional Health Centre, 2012). Users of this tool may also consider the Indigenous-adapted version of PIECES of my PERSONHOOD, PIECES of my Relationships, a culturally safe practice tool developed with the Indigenous Cognition & Aging Awareness Research Exchange.

Mon sommaire personnel© et ses ressources de soutient sont aussi disponibles en français. (My Personhood Summary© and its supporting resources are also available in French.)
 

Resources

Tool Download and Permissions

My Personhood Summary©: Tool Download and Permissions

My Personhood Summary© is available for download following a review of permissions to preserve its integrity.

My Personhood Summary©: Guidelines for Use

My Personhood Summary©: Guidelines for Use

These guidelines provide an overview of the purpose of the tool as well as instructions for use

My Personhood Summary©: Completed Examples

My Personhood Summary©: Completed Examples

Fictitious examples of My Personhood Summary© for education and training purposes.

My Personhood Summary©: Implementation Tip Sheet

My Personhood Summary©: Implementation Tip Sheet

My Personhood Summary©: Implementation Tip Sheet

My Personhood Summary©: Poster Templates

My Personhood Summary©: Poster Templates

Standardized poster templates can be used to transform a completed My Personhood Summary© into a visually appealing format.

Mon sommaire personnel© en Français

Mon sommaire personnel© en Français

Mon sommaire personnel© et ses ressources de soutien sont disponibles en Français.

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