Reflective practice involves analysing and breaking down the different tasks that you perform on a daily basis . This will enable you to gain a better understanding of how to carry out the task effectively and also how to reach the required standards. For example, when hoisting a client you may notice that their legs are too far apart which is causing them discomfort. The next time you hoist them you could try crossing the leg part of the hoist sling to see it makes the transfer more comfortable for the client. 1.2 EXPLAIN THE IMPORTANCE OF REFLECTIVE PRACTICE IN CONTINUOUSLY IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF SERVICE PROVIDED
To develop, practice and add to knowledge. Reflection results in a change in the person and their perspective of the situation. For example when you learn something on a training course and apply it to everyday work , i.e. how to use a slide sheet. This will add to your ability to support the client,
1.3 EXPLAIN HOW STANDARDS INFORM REFLECTIVE PRACTICE IN ADULT SOCIAL CARE
Standards such as odes of Practice, Minimum Standards etc. show us how we should be working. They can be used to measure practices, and to influence us to think about the we work on a day to day basis.
1.4 DESCRIBE HOW OWN VALUES, BELIEF SYSTEMS AND EXPERIENCES MAY AFFECT WORKING PRACTICE
The worker may have different values and beliefs that contradict what they see in the workplace. Religious beliefs vary from person to person, also what has been expected of us since a young age. We need to be aware that our beliefs are not that of everyone and it is unprofessional to pass judgement. By recognising other people’s beliefs and reflecting on our past experiences can help us in our role.
2.1 EXPLAIN HOW PEOPLE MAY REACT AND RESPOND TO RECEIVING CONSTRUCTIVE FEEDBACK