When a dilemma arises, my responsibility is to support individuals or their families to make informed choices. Even if I disagree with their decision, I can only give advice but can not force them. If an individual is willing to do something that involves some risk, I have to support people to make informed choices. Totally avoiding risks would limit individual’s choices and opportunities and it can lead to dependency and depression. I have to act in the person’s best interest but instead of encouraging them to avoid risks I have to support them and enable them to taking part in activities.
This makes it different from traditional approaches in assessment and individual planning. Person Centred Planning is a way to help people think what they want/need out of life and plan how to do it. The person is the ‘key’ to the planning process. The planning process helps to get others who care about the individual to help in the planning and doing. Person Centred Planning is based on an explicit set of beliefs and values concerning people with disabilities, services and communities.
After completing a risk assessment it will enable all concerned to think about potential hazards in situations and activities and how to minimize the risks. Being able to choose what you want to do and what risks are involved and how to avoid them is being in control of your life. It is important that concerns about risks don't get in the way of individuals living their life in the way that they wish to. Using a risk assessment can show you ways to do something you thought you couldn't do, just in a different way. To maintain as much independance as is possible.
The purpose of person centred planning is to enable people to live the lives they want in their communities. People who have used person centred planning are finding that it can: • Helps people work out what they want in their lives and make them feel stronger and more confident. • Clarify what support people need to pursue aspirations. • Bring people together to support people in joint problem, solving and to energise and motivate people based upon, better understanding of and commitment to the person. • Help direct and shape the contributions made from service agencies, to ensure they are based upon what is important to a person from their perspective.
It reflects what is important to the person (now and for the future) and specifies the support they require to make a valued contribution to their community. 1.2 Explain the benefits of using person-centred thinking with individuals. By using person centred thinking a profile can be made to suit the individual focusing on what is important to the person, how they wish to live and then moves towards those aspirations. 1.3 Explain the beliefs and values on which person centred thinking and planning is based. It is based on the belief and values that people with learning disabilities are entitled to the same rights and choices as other members of society.
1.1 Describe what is meant by a person-centered approach This is about ensuring that the person (with dementia) is the main focus of our attention and not the dementia. It recognises a person's individuality, their personal history and personality. The idea is to see and understand the world from the individual's perspective. When a person behaves in a way that is difficult, aggressive or inappropriate it is the role of others to try to understand why the person is behaving in that way, especially if they are unable to explain this themselves. Knowing their past history, relationships and interests or trying to see the world from their perspective can often help with this.
Also I may lack skills or knowledge to be aware of what else you should be doing or other ways in which I might work. Feedback may come from a variety of sources, including parent and colleagues as well as early year’s advisers. For this qualification, I may also be given feedback from my assessor Joy. Feedback works best if I trust the people it comes from and if they feel that they can give me an honest view. It is a skill in itself to be able to listen to feedback carefully without becoming defensive.
It provides opportunities to learn from your experience and develop your working practice. It is both a tool to help you analyse specific interactions or incidents that have occurred at work, as well as a method of working in the moment that is mindful and self-aware. 1.2. Explain the importance of reflective practice in continuously improving the quality of service provided? Reflecting on your practise is important as it can help you to focus on what you have done well and identify areas you may need to improve I.e.
Person-Centred Care is an approach to care that respects and values the uniqueness of the individual, and seeks to maintain, even restore, their individuality. We do this by creating an environment that promotes personal worth and uniqueness, social confidence, respect, truthfulness, independence, engagement and hope 1.2 It is important to work in a way that embeds person centred values because, I believe that the person centred values is a process of continual learning and listening, acting in alliance with their family and friends and focusing on what is really important to someone today and in the future. It is important so we may able to assist people in saying what is important and we could help them to take control of their lives. 2.1The more you know the more you are capable of assisting. You can't help people if you don't know their needs or wants.
Individuals become more involved in the community and more aware of opportunities and what they can hope for themselves. Increased opportunities for learning and development of important skills, knowledge, education and employment. The secondary benefits: · can be described as benefits that occur as a result of active participation, but are not a direct aim of active participation. For example: Decreasing the likelihood of abuse. As the individual engages positively by actively participating in their personal care, the scope for abuse by others is reduced, decreasing vulnerability.