It enables me to consider new approaches which could be applied and develop a greater self-awareness. Over all it can help me to provide a better service of care to the service users. 1.3 Explain how standards inform reflective practice an adult social care. Standards such as : Code of practice, Regulations and Essential standards have been put in place to provide a way of identifying what is required for good practice, they enable professional development and help me to think about my professional accountability. These standards give me something to measure my practice against and help me to improve myself where possible.
You can use reflective practice to improve the quality of the service you provide by thinking about a task you previously completed and asking yourself: What could have been done better? & How will I do that task next time? How standards can be used to help a social care worker reflect on their practice Standards are guidelines put in place to follow when completing a task or action, these standards are there to ensure the job in hand is completed to the required standard or above. If you are not meeting the required standards then you can identify these areas when reflecting on the task, areas that have to be improved to meet the requirements. Aii) Notes a) It’s important to receive feedback on your performance as a social care work so people can tell you what you do well and what areas you could make improvements.
As a carer I would discuss the options and choices to the client that is available to them and allow them to make a informed choice regarding to their care. 2.1 A work relationship is important of building trust and have a understanding between people and it will make things easier to get things done. Relationships with a colleagues and other professionals are vital if people are to work together effectively. It is important to ensure that you show respect to those you work with and to focus on the communication between the individual whom you are administering care and it does not stay into personal conversation between the carers. A workplace relationships can become stronger when people can clearly and effectively communicate what they need and allow others to do the same.
Make a record of what went well and look for ways to improve the things that need to go better. How reflective practice contributes to improving the quality of service provision. If workers think about what they are doing and what they can do to make it better their work will improve and so will the service provision. How standards can be used to help a social care worker reflect on their practice. Standards help social care workers so they work in the same level as other social care workers or even their peers!
* To provide continuity of care and giving clear guidance. Aii: Describe two ways how effective communication can affect relationships in an adult social care setting between individuals using the service, their carers, colleagues and other practitioners. * Effective communications is done on the basis of relationships we build either personal or professional. For the most effective communication is to pass on clear, concise, informative and accurate information in order to eliminate/decrease the possibility of mistakes/risks to our work colleagues or residents and this is very important. To do this we can build a strong and trusting team and this builds relationship with other work colleagues, residents and other professionals.
Important of Reflections Reflecting on my own practice is important because it allows me to assess what i am doing well, identify areas where you might like or may need more training or guidance in to ensure am performing to the best and meeting all standards and expectations within the care setting. It also helps me to think about what I am doing in the setting and always be aware of how I am working with others. Reflecting on my work practice can enhance and improve my confidence and self-esteem because I can look at what I am doing well, the things I have learnt and achieved and feel good about myself especially if I have been able to do something with ease which I use to find it difficult to do in the past, if I have been able to do something that I have never tried it before. This then gives me confidence to continue to work well and aim to try new things or use what new skills or knowledge I have gained in my care practices. Reflecting on my activities can help me learn from other people’s strategies.
If you have struggled with a situation, look back over it and think about what you could have done differently to improve your experience. Always think about how you are working, are you dealing with the situations you are in in the best possible way for you and the individuals involved. 1.2 Explain the importance of reflective practice in continuously improving the quality of service provided Reflective practice helps improve the quality of service provided by continuously evaluating the way in which we work and seeking ways of improving it. By thinking about how we have worked we can identify any problem areas and tackle them. Recognising when or if we are struggling can help with dealing with problems.
c) How reflective practice contributes to improving the quality of service provision. * Reflective practice implements better team work by improving observation skills, and greater insights, giving more positive results in challenging situations * It provides all care workers that reflective on their work practices to have an open mind to other opinions and ideas. * It helps prevent prejudices and implements people’s rights to be adhered to whilst being cared for or supported within the service. d) How standards can be used to help a social care worker reflect on their practice. Employers implement the Essential Standards of Quality and Safety that came into force in 2010.
If an individual using the service expresses there needs clearly and accurately it can help build up a better understanding between them and the care worker as they can attend to the individuals needs easier. Good communication (written and verbal) could help reduce the risk of mistakes and accidents. For example if a hoist is faulty it should be reported both verbally and in writing so colleagues know not to use it to avoid injuries to the individuals. In relaying this information it also helps to build up trust between team members as well as reducing the risk of accidents. Aiii.
As a health professional if you want to deliver good quality care you need to communicate effectively and it will also help you to learn the needs of your client this is important because so that the service user knows they are in good hands and it also gives them an idea on what is going to happen. You will learn several new details about the