Engage in Personal Development in Health & Social Care

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Engage in personal development in health & social care Unit aim The unit develops the concepts of personal development and reflective practice which are fundamental to adult social care roles. This unit is aimed at those who are interested, or new to, working in social care settings with adults. Credit 2 Level 3 Learning outcomes There are three learning outcomes to this unit. The learner will be able to: 1. Understand how to reflect on practice in adult social care. 2. Understand the importance of feedback in improving own practice. 3. Understand how a personal development plan can contribute to own learning and development. 1.1 Explain what reflective practice is. Reflective practice is the method of looking back at how you have worked or dealt with a situation and learning from it. During a supervision this is what happens, we look back over the last six months to a year, see what has been learned and what problems have arisen, if any help or training is needed to improve skills. 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. By looking back at how we have worked/ dealt with situations we can think about what we could do to improve our service if the same situation were to
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