IMPLEMENTING PERSON-centred approaches in health and social care
A.C 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:
Care delivery and
Person-centred values include: individuality, right, choice, privacy, independence, dignity, respect and partnership.
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.
A.C 1.2- Outline the benefits of working with an individual with dementia in a person-centred manner
It is important to work with an individual with dementia in a person-centred manner in other to meet the individual’s needs and to provide the best quality care service. The benefits include to ensure quality of life of the individual and to treat the individual as deem fit and necessary.
To place the individual at the centre values, individuality i.e. everyone’s differences must be recognized and respected. Choice, privacy, information and activities must be kept confidential. Individual must be empowered to do activities for themselves which means individual must be independent.
It is vital for the social care worker to work using these precise methods to establish the needs and wishes of the individual. This will also mean that individuals will feel empowered and in control of their lives, be more confident about making decisions, will feel valued and respected.
A.C. 1.3 – Why risk-taking can be part of a person-centred approach
Life itself is a risk. We take risk in our daily lives.
The person-centred approach to risk includes making an assessment with the people involved in the plan such as the individual, their relatives and other professionals. Risk taking is part of a