305 Health and Social Care Level 3

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EXPLAIN PERSON CENTRED APPROACHES Person-centred is about providing care and support that is centred or focused on the individual and their needs. We are all individual and just because two people might have the same medical condition, e.g. dementia, doesn't mean that they require the same care and support. To work in a person centred way you have to develop a clear understanding about the individuals you are supporting. This includes their needs, their culture, their means of communication, their likes and dislikes, their family and other professionals’ involvement so you can promote and provide person centred care and support. There are eight person centred values that support person-centred care and support. These are:- INDIVIDUALITY: Assumptions should never be made about an individual. They should never have to fit in with you or your employer. Individuals should be allowed and supported to make their own choices. Care and support needs should be tailored to suit each individual. This shows respect by preserving the individual’s dignity and individuality. Their personal beliefs should be respected INDEPENDENCE: Allow the individuals you support to do things for themselves, however small. Being independent does not necessarily mean being completely alone, but supported to do things for themselves. Take time to enable the individuals you support to be independent. Don’t do things for them because it is quicker. Support them to do things that they can do or almost do. Independence makes people feel in control of their lives and gives them a sense of self-worth. PRIVACY: Every individual should have time and spaces to do things in private if they wish to do so, e.g. talking to family and friends or making phone calls. Doors must be closed when personal care is being carried out. You should always knock on doors prior to entering. PARTNERSHIP: Working in
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