Improves your basic judgement and professionally enables you to apply skills to the personal development cycle. How reflective practice contributes to improving the quality of service provision? Contributes to improving the quality of service provision as the care worker constantly revises the policies and procedures and new standards that are being constantly set. Being up to date on the relevant new policies and procedures help the care workers to do their job and maintain of what is expected from them. How standards can be used to help care worker reflect on their practice?
Unit 511- Develop professional supervision practice in health and social care or children and young people’s settings: Understand the purpose of professional supervision in health and social care or children and young people’s work settings: 1.1) Analyse the principles, scope and purpose of professional supervision: Supervision is a platform for professionally experienced staff to support staff with their learning and enable them to develop their knowledge, skills and their ability to ensure they are able to meet all the service user’s needs. This also ensures that they are aware of policies and procedures and enables them to carry out their role safely and protect themselves and services user’s from harm. Supervision is an opportunity for the supervisor to aid the supervisee, and to advise of practices of working in which they carry out their role in an effective way. A definition by the United Kingdom Central Council (UKCC) 1996 Said “Supervision aims to identify solutions to problems, improve practice and increase understanding of professional issues” I can relate to this, as when supervising or carrying out supervision, I have been able to identify areas in which there is maybe a lack of understanding. This may be incorrect use of equipment; this can be rectified at the time by showing them the correct use.
332 2.1 The Importance of Reflective Practice Reflective Practice is the opportunity to review what has been done, what worked well and what didn't work so well. From this you can identify areas that need to change or develop so as we can constantly strive to improve our teaching practice. Reflective practice can also be applied on a personal level so as we are better able to identify what we are doing well, how we need to improve or develop and how our knowledge and current practice may benefit the team within which we are working. Reflective practice can be carried out by keeping a reflective journal to record our experiences. Over time the information will give us a good picture of how our practice has developed, what we use over and over again that seems to guarantee results and where we are struggling.
It means thinking about how we could have done something differently, what we did well and what we could have done better. It also means reflecting our own values and beliefs and experiences which shape our thoughts and ideas. This will allow individuals to obtain a clearer picture of their own behaviour and a better understanding of their strengths and weaknesses, so they can learn from their own mistakes and take appropriate future actions. 1.2 Explain the importance of reflective practice in continuously improving the quality of service provided Reflective practice is about taking a look at yourself and evaluate the effectiveness of your work and taking in consideration the views of the individual you support. The reason this is important is so you can make changes to how you work that lead to continuous improvement in the way you provide services.
1.2 Reason why reflecting on work activities is an important developmental skill: • It allows you to review how and why you carry out a particular task or range of tasks which in, turn gives indications that identify possible areas of improvement in your role as carer • Indicates better methods of carrying out the role of carer • May Indicate possible areas of further training that may be needed • Indicate areas to be discussed in our annual personal development plan review 1.3 Ways to ensure personal attitudes do not obstruct the quality of work • Have self awareness of innate attitudes and those acquired through peer pressure • Develop an understanding and awareness of other people’s attitudes and convictions and accepting and respecting these personal differences even though you may not fully agree with them. 2.1 How a learning activity has improved my own skill • A resident with Parkinson’s Disease had progressed to a stage where she was now unable to stand without assistance. For carers’ personal safety there is a not lifting policy in the care home. A Team leader trained me in the safe use of a harness in conjunction with
Discuss how reflection can develop professional practice through critically analysing two different models/theories of reflection in this module. The definition of reflection has been defined differently by various authors. Cottrell (2010) suggests that reflection is a type of thinking that is linked to gaining a better understanding of something and that it is also an important part of the learning experience and where we can make sense of the experience. This can be related to Boyd and Fales (1983) who suggest that reflection is a process which can be used to examine and explore an area of concern and which could potentially end in a changed perspective. These views can be compared to Boud et al.
Supervisions are regular, between myself and my manager. They are designed to help improve the way I work, they offer practical and guidance and support in areas that I need to improve. After supervisions are the appraisals. They evaluate what was covered in the supervisions to make sure that improvement is occurring and to set new goals. My supervisions are taken on shift, my manager will watch how I work, how I integrate with the team of staff and with the clients in the care home and put forward any ideas on what I could do differently but also explain what I am doing well.
If there is any distraction on observer’s attention, it might cause negative effects on the observational learning. In a model fascinating or in a novel perspective to the circumstances the individual much more obligated to commit their full attention regarding taking in. Second is retention which is an important part of the learning process. This shows the ability of an individual to store information, to force up data later and follow up on it is basic to observational taking in despite the fact that maintenance could be influenced by various variables. (Cherry, 2014) Furthermore, follow up with the modeling process of reproduce.
He further says, that performance appraisal gives staff an opportunity to receive constructive feedbacks from management so that they could improve their performance at work. To this Elan (2014) further adds that performance appraisal if done properly then it improves the motivation of staff to perform and stay with organisation for long. Even though authors have explained how performance appraisal could be a reason for improving motivation of an employee but there’s no substantial proof or data has been provided to support their claim. In addition to above literature, The Rain Maker Group (2015), mentions different guidelines and steps for management to increase the employability of staff in organisation, among these guidelines it is also mentioned that to improve staff retention, performance appraisal system should be conducted on regular basis and it should not only consider monetary factors but should also consider in giving feedbacks to improve work and