LD 206 – Principles of supporting an individual to maintain personal hygiene Most people will maintain personal hygiene except in illness, substance abuse, or dementia. Dementia can cause a change in personal hygiene habits. People may forget to wash or change their clothes, or they may forget how to keep clean. Carers may find these stressful but different strategies can help. A person with dementia may need help with going to the toilet, getting dressed, brushing their teeth and grooming hair and nails.
It can also lead to the individual being isolated by friends. It can have a great effect on your health causing infections; stop you from causing injury to yourself and others by trimming nails. Good personal hygiene is important to promoting good health. Outcome 2 Know how to encourage an individual to maintain personal hygiene. The learner can: 1 Explain how to address personal hygiene issues with an individual in a sensitive manner without imposing own values.
Odours occur from bacteria found on our skin and in our mouths. Taking good care of our skin and mouth helps to protect us infections regular bathing and teeth cleaning can help to protect us from bad odours. Poor personal hygiene is known to cause illness. Poor hygiene can be a sign of mental health issues or low self esteem from isolation from others. 2 Be able to support individuals to maintain personal hygiene Describe how to maintain dignity of an individual when supporting intimate personal hygiene When supporting an individual with intimate personal hygiene it is important to explain to the individual what is going to happen and ensuring that they understand what is going to happen and that they are comfortable with what is going to happen.
Lack of personal hygiene can also have an effect on a person’s well-being by affecting their mental health which can lead to insecurities by them not feeling good about themselves and a loss of confidence. This can lead to their physical well-being if their health deteriorates. [LD 206.2] Know how to encourage an individual to maintain personal hygiene To encourage someone to maintain personal hygiene I should have a discussion with them to see if there is an underlying issue preventing them from carrying out this procedure, i.e. embarrassment, financial, cultural needs, we could look at what they would like to happen and the products they would like to use during their support and this could be put in their care plan. We should discuss the implications of them not carrying out personal care like infections and the effects e.g.
If you are assisting someone with their personal hygiene, it is important to respect that persons privacy and dignity, as well as carrying out personal hygiene tasks in the manner that the individual wishes you too. For example if a person prefers to have a daily bath or shower rather than a wash, it is your responsibility to ensure this happens. 2. Describe the effects of poor personal hygiene on health and well-being Poor personal hygiene can lead to skin irritations and breaks in the skin (pressure sores) as well as bacterial and parasitic infections, which can have a long term effect on an individuals health if the problem is not treated effectively. It can have an adverse effect on a person’s well-being and self-esteem as they may withdraw from society due to feelings of embarrassment because of bodily odours and unsightly appearance.
2.1. For example: The person I’m care for wishes to make a cup of coffee by himself, but I’m afraid he may spill boiling water and scald himself. Forbidding him to do it would be to deny him the right to free action, letting him do it may put him in danger. Also the resident may wish to feed himself independently, but he can hurt himself with the cutlery, or spill the food and not feeding himself properly. Feeding him would affet his dignity as self-sufficient individual, but not helping him would be neglecting his basic needs.
The apparent disregard for religious dietary guidelines/restrictions indicates to the public a cultural insensitivity in general. This impression has led to widespread dissatisfaction and lead possible clients to seek treatment elsewhere. Understanding the whys of the substandard care Mr. J. is receiving, will aid his nurses in making the changes needed to improve that care. Why is Mr. J. in restraints? Why is the staff not exercising or repositioning him more frequently to prevent skin breakdown?
The foundation of a healthy life is good personal hygiene. Poor hygiene can cause several different health problems including skin problems, infectious diseases caused by bacteria or parasites. 1.2 Describe the effect of poor personal hygiene on health and well-being. When people don't practice adequate personal hygiene, certain consequences may develop ranging from social problems to potentially serious diseases. Poor personal hygiene can have social and emotional effect on life.
Although I was unable to change my friends wasteful behavior, I was not deterred. It only strengthened my resolve to become more environmentally friendly. I recycle, but I would like to cut down on wasteful behavior such as my use of water and electricity. I have a habit of falling asleep with the television on, and sometimes leave the room with the lights turned on. I also run the water while I shave and brush my teeth.
Some people who are dissatisfied with their physical appearance tend to have lower self-esteem and they feel that cosmetic surgery could help them to gain what they are lacking of. Moreover, many people who pursue or will pursue this surgery only consider what physical benefits or health risks they might experience after this permanent transformation. But many of them less consider the psychological effect or consequence that they will have to deal with afterwards. There were previous studies that concluded different motivations of patients who undergone cosmetic surgery. Some of these factors that contributed to the motivation of seeking cosmetic surgery were cultural conflicts and the wish to avoid being stereotyped as alien.