Health and Social Care
UNIT 7 - UNDERSTAND PERSON CENTRED APPROACHES IN ADULT SOCIAL CARE SETTINGS ASSIGNMENT OVERVIEW In this assignment you will demonstrate your knowledge of person-centred care. You will explore what is meant by the term ‘consent’, define person-centred values, and consider how active participation can be used to best effect. You will consider how risk assessments can support informed choices and examine the factors that contribute to the well being of individuals using the service. TASKS There are three tasks to this assignment. TASK 1 EVIDENCE Short answer questions Case studies Information leaflet OUTCOMES 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5 1.1, 1.2, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4
1. Describe two ways of finding out about the history, preferences, wishes and needs of an individual using the service.
One way to find out about a client is to talk to them. Learning about their history will help you build a picture of their life and how they have and would like to live. If they are capable they will be able to tell you how they would prefer to be treated, and what their personal needs are. If they are unable to communicate with you, you could talk to their family, they could provide information about the history and preferences of the client. Another way that would also be useful is to talk to social workers, doctors or any other professional involved in the clients care, as they will be able to give you information on any medical conditions and needs etc that you need to be aware of.
2. Describe two ways of making sure that the history, preferences, wishes and needs of an individual using the service are recognised in support or care plans.
Making sure that the care plan is kept up to date, and read by everyone involved in dealing with the client should ensure that the clients history, wishes, needs and preferences are recognised and they are supported as they wish and need to...