UNDERSTAND PERSON CENTERD APPROACHES IN ADULT SOCIAL CARE SETTINGS UNIT 207 AND HSC 026 OUTCOME 1
1.1 DEFINE PERSON-CENTRED VALUES
Person centred values means the people whom we support are able to be involved and included in every aspect of their care and support. For example: * Their needs, * Assessments,
* Care delivery, and,
* Support planning.
“… there are no easy remedies in social work, especially when we are confronted daily with oppression and deprivation…” (Trevithick, 1) So basically person centred approaches, policies and procedures and care practices should put the residents at the centre of the day-to-day activities. It should also include the residents and their families in the planning and maintaining of this. O/COME 1 UNIT 207 AND HSC 026
1.2 EXPLAIN WHY IT IS IMPORTANT TO WORK IN A WAY THAT EMBEDS PERSON CENTRED VALUES. It is important to do this as person centred approaches, policies and procedures, as well as care practices should always put the people whom we support at the centre of the day-to-day activities, as well as including the residents and their families in the planning and maintaining of this. All person centred approaches for every person we support as care professionals, should have eight values, and these are: 1. INDIVIDUALITY – realising and understanding the uniqueness of every person I support. 2. RIGHTS – always endeavouring to make sure all the rights of those I support are upheld e.g. Human Rights Act. 3. CHOICE – endeavouring to maintain the service user’s rights to choice. As well as maintaining their choices and making sure these choices are upheld in their care plans. 4. PRIVACY – maintaining the service user’s rights to privacy. I would do this by making sure they are not intruded upon by other service users, staff, relatives and friends. 5. INDEPENDENCE – always making sure that as a care professional I empower the service users to achieve maximum independence, whilst at the same time endeavouring to keep them safe. E.g. we have a resident who greatly enjoys dusting her bedroom, so domestic staff always makes sure, she has a drawer filled with dusters. 6. DIGNITY – endeavouring to make sure that service users are able to keep emotional control and their self-worth/image in difficult situations. E.g. we have a resident who was told by her daughter that her son had died very suddenly from a heart attack. The staff who were on duty knew before the daughter came (the daughter had phoned ahead to inform staff of the situation), so we made sure that this lady was in a private space, had tissues and hot drinks for when her daughter came to see her. 7. RESPECT – valuing the service users’ sense of self-worth, self-image, and emotional controls. As well as valuing the importance of families, friends and confidents. 8. PARTNERSHIPS – always working with others (other care professionals, relatives, members of staff and the service user’s themselves.) to maintain the best possible outcomes for all the people whom I support. O/COME 1 1.3 EXPLAIN WHY RISK TAKING CAN BE PART OF A PERSON CENTRED APPROACH Person centred approaches is the way in which we as care professionals are able to enable the individuals whom we support to achieve their goals, - through choices and helping them to develop/ keep their independence, at the same time keeping them safe. To be able to achieve this, then risks must be included when making decisions over support and care are being agreed upon by relatives and/or service users themselves. All the people whom we support have their own, opinions, views, attitude’s to taking risks, as well as likes, dislikes, wishes, aspirations and choices. “People who want to be fully involved in decision-making regarding their care or support are likely to want to try new things, to realise their potential and achieve their whishes’ and aspirations. They must be supported to do this, even if it involves...
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