Hsc Unit 207

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PERSON- CENTRED CARE PERSON- CENTRED CARE Definition Definition Ai Person centred values relate to our personal principles, morals, and ideals—that is, what we consider to be important. Each person is unique, with their own personal values and beliefs shaped by a number of factors that include culture, religion, and personal experiences. We value each person as an individual, respect their aspirations and commitments in life, and seek to understand their priorities, needs, abilities and limits. Importance in social care Aii All person centred planning tools and processes are driven by a commitment to achieve inclusive outcomes for the person whose plan it is and the residents involved. They should always be present throughout their Planning session. The focus of all person centred approaches is the whole person – irrespective of the label they carry. Consent Aiii Consent means the Permission for something to happen or agreement to do something. Why consent is needed Aiv It is extremely important and a legal obligation that a social worker gains the consent of an individual when providing care or support. This is because you are not allowed to violate the person or privacy without their consent. This relates to the principles of person centred values. Some people may want their privacy in personal situations and want to be alone, therefore consenting to wanting to be on their own; others may need help in making choices, and consent for your presence, advice and thoughts on a matter. How to gain consent and What to do if you can’t. Av & Avi A social worker might gain consent from an individual by verbally or written confirmation, by asking questions by giving choices. If a social worker is unable to get consent due to the individual not being able to express themselves due to mental illness or lack of mental capacity or
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