NVQ level 3 Unit 302 1.Explain what reflective practice is Reflective practice means: we explore why and who we practice; thinking back over a situation or activity; developing a different approach; gaining insight into a new way of learning. 2.Explain the importance of reflective practice in continuously improving the quality of service provided Reflective practice is important because we can focus on what has worked well and what needs to be improved. Helps us develop greater self-awareness and consider new approaches and learning. And enable a different approach to be applied. 3.Explain how standards inform reflective practice in adult social care Standards inform reflective practice by informing own learning, helping one to think about professional accountability, enabling professional development, providing a way of identifying what is required for good practice.
To be effective, health care needs to take account of the service user perspective. Regarding the social care services that are available and referring back to the Ann Walker case, they had to undergo a community care assessment when they asked for help. To help both the carer and the cared for, a package was put into place where they would receive a certain amount of help around the home which relieved the burden placed on Ann. To refer to Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, this package would allow Ann some respite care and therefore meet some of her higher-order needs. To help Angus make the most of his life and to make things easier for him, the package also meant they received aids and adaptions in their home, for example rails in the bathroom and a stairlift.
It looks at what support they need and what is/or not working from different perspectives to agree outcomes and actions for change. It encourages people to aspire to improve their life, and gathers and shares information to do this. It meets statutory requirements, and is very different to traditional reviews. 3. Describe the difference that person-centred thinking can make to individuals and their families.
Understand how to implement a person-centred approach in an adult social care setting. 2.1 Explain how finding out the history, preferences, wishes and needs of an individual contributes to their care plan. When planning individual support it is necessary to document and record day – to day requirements of the individual's preferences for care and support. We can do this by addressing individual needs and preferences within a care plan, as well as individual support plans. Having a holistic approach to meeting the needs and preferences of each individual is also a key skill.
1.3. Explain how standards inform reflective practice in adult social care? Standards i.e. the code of practise explain the way that we should be working, you can use them to think about the way you work and compare them to your own work and decide if you need to make any improvements. They enable us to gain professional development and provide a way to identify good practices.
The values which one person feels are important in their life may not be so to another. To provide the best support to a person, their values must be taken into account and by doing so you will be empowering that person, increase their self determination and improve their independence. A person’s values will include their Individuality – as a carer you see each person as an individual and promote their interests, aspirations and needs in all you do. Your organisation should fit around these individualities not the person fit in with the organisation. Rights - the rights of people are protected by law, and in particular by the Human Rights Act 1998. protects people from harm and guarantees them basic entitlements such as the right to respect and equality Choice – Choice means having access to a wide range of options and information.
Unit 302 Principles of Personal Development in Adult Social Care Settings Unit 302 Principles of personal development in adult social care settings Outcome 1: Understand how to reflect on practise in adult social care 1.1 Explain what reflective practice is Reflective practice is a process to help evaluate your work. 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. It may make you consider new approaches or make you consider learning more or beginning new courses in relevant subjects.
On completion of this unit you should: understand person-centred approaches in adult social care understand how to implement a person-centred approach in an adult social care setting understand the importance of establishing consent when providing care or support understand how to implement and promote active participation understand how to support an individual’s right to make choices understand how to promote an individual’s well-being understand the role of risk assessment in enabling a personcentred approach Understand person-centred approaches in adult social care settings 105  ASC Level 3.indd 105 8/24/12 11:17 AM thin Preparing to work in adult social care | Level 3 k ut abo You or those close to you may have received services in the past – perhaps in a health and social care setting, or from other services such as education, the police, a job centre, a housing association etc. Reflect on the person centred values you experienced – what was good and what could have been improved upon? What could you learn from your experience to improve your
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.
I can use reflective practice to improve the quality of the service I provide by thinking about a task I previously completed and asking myself: What could have been done better? & how will I do that task next time? 1.3 Explain how standards inform reflective practice in adult social care. Standards i.e. the code of practise explain the way that we should be working, I can use them to think about the way i work and compare them to my own work and decide if I need to make any improvements.