Health and Social Care

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Describe how you would support an individual to question or challenge decisions concerning them that are made by others (5.4) make sure that they have all the information. And understand it in order to make an informed decision. They have the right to make their own choices and decisions under the human rights act as long as the decisions they make do not put them at risk of harm or injury and they have the mental capacity to make them. You could support them to question or challenge by speaking on their behalf but you would need to know exactly what their wishes are. And record it for them to sign. explain how using an individual’s care plan contributes to working in a centred way (1.2) using an individuals care plan will ensure that the persons own needs and wishes are being met. By using their care plan. You can build on what they want and see when there are gaps that need to be addressed. describe how identity, self image and self esteem are linked (6.1) self image and self esteem are very strong examples. A person with an eating disorder. They see themselves as overweight or ugly their idea of their self image is distorted. Their eating disorder gets worse as a result as their self esteem plummets. They are female and young and feel they should look like the airbrushed woman in the magazines. That is the identity They strive for but their mental distress is making it difficult for them to feel good about themselves and it all becomes a vicious circle. explain how individuals identify and self esteem are linked with well being what other factors influence well being (6.2) because if you don’t feel good about your self or don’t have a sense of purpose or identity you tend to feel more depressed therefore your well being will be affected. describe how you support individuals in a way that promotes their
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