PRINCIPLES OF PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT IN ADULT SOCIAL CARE SETTINGS Question1.
1 Explain what is reflective practice?
Reflective practice is a process where you stop and think about what you are doing. You critically look at an event after it happened evaluate your actions and adjust what you did if necessary. Did I work safely? Did I use all the knowledge available about the client when I decided what to do? What could I have done differently? What would I do next time?
2 Explain the importance of reflective practice in continually improving the quality of service provided Reflective practice is an important way of learning from experiences and improving on the experiences. Reflective practice identifies areas that are good and areas that require improvement. When we identify good areas and areas that require improvement, we can assess what we have done. Areas that are good can be built upon, areas that require improvement can be identified, and we can receive support, advice and training.
3 Explain how standards inform reflective practice in adult social care The standards of the company must be adapted to meet the individual needs of a client. For example the company may think it is not right for a client to be put to bed early in the evening but the client may like to go to bed early so we could change the rota so they have an early tea call. Then they have an early bed call so they can go to bed early. The client may have never have liked being up when it gets dark. A client may need to have regular meals due to a medical condition the rota can be changed to ensure they get their meals at regular intervals.
4 Describe how own values, belief systems and experiences may affect working practices. As a carer, it is my responsibility to treat all clients equally. In addition, not allow my beliefs to affect my work. I must never give a client...
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