207--Implement Person Centred Approaches in Health and Social Care

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207 Implement person centred approaches in health and social care 1.1 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 1.2 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. 1.3 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 assessment can always be carried out to see if it is possible for someone to do something that they thought would not be possible. 1.4 Explain 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. 2.1 Find out the history, preferences, wishes and needs of the individual 2.2 Apply person centred values in day to day work taking into account the history, preferences, wishes and needs of the individual An Individual is someone requiring care or support Sources of information to find out the wishes and needs of an individual include asking:  the individual  family  friends  other carers  other professionals i.e. GP,social worker, nurse  referring to documents i.e. care

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