Implement Person Centred Approaches in Health and Social Care

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HSC026 - Evidence Unit 7 - Implement Person Centres Approaches in Health and Social Care. Define person-centred values. Person- centred values are about asking people what they want and providing practical ways for them to have choice and control in their lives, and having a positive approach. We should have a positive focus on what the person can do, not what they can’t. It is also important to actively acknowledge the person’s strengths, passions and aspirations, and actively involve the family and friends, if the person wishes. Explain why it is important to work in a way that embeds person-centred values. It is important to acknowledge the needs and wishes of our service users, and ensure that these underpin the planning and delivery of their care that values the service users unique past, present and future individuality and recognizing and respecting the person’s role and contribution to family and wider society. By doing this I am respecting the individual and what they have to offer to others, and making the individual still feel ‘needed’ and ‘useful’. Explain why risk-taking can be part of a person centred approach. Risk taking can be part of a person centred approach, as it may be necessary to support a service user in an activity, or situation that may not be advisable, due to safety issues. This could be deemed as a ‘conflict of care’. An example of this would be: A service user wishes to walk to a friend’s house, unaccompanied by a staff member. Whilst it is not recommended, for safety reasons, I have to respect the service user’s wishes. By allowing the service user to walk unaccompanied, it is a ‘risk’, but I am working in a ‘person centred way’. This is because I am respected their rights to be: individual, independent and their rights to chose. 1.4 Explain how using an individual’s care
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