Understand person centred approaches for care and support
1) Define person-centred values
Treating people as individuals
Making sure people have their privacy
Making sure people have access to their rights
Treating people with dignity and respect
Supporting people to be as independent as possible
2) Explain why it is important to work in a way that embeds person centred values
Taking into account person centred values makes me work better for the individual person, rather than imposing my own choices on them and taking away their own right to independence and choice.
3) Explain why risk-taking can be part of a person centred approach
Taking risks means that you are able to choose and be in control of what you do. You need to ensure that concerns about taking risks is not stopping you living the way you want to. A risk assessmet can always be carried out to see if it is possible for someone to do something that they thought would not be possible.
4) Eplain how using an individual's care plan contributes to working in a person centred way
Using an individual's care plan will ensure that the person's own needs and wishes are being met, rather than offering them a 'choice' of what is available. Using their care plan, you can build on what they want and see where there are gaps that need to be addressed.
Be able to establish consent when providing care or support
1) Explain the importance of establishing consent when providing care or support
It is important to establish consent because it is a basic human right for everyone to have the choice. Much of the treatment or support the individual receives is either invasive or personal, so consent is essential as it protects providers against legal challenge. Asking for consent is also part of the codes of practice for social care.
3) Explain what steps to