Nvq2 Social Care

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Implement Person-Centred Approaches in Health and Social Care Unit 7 Learning Outcome 1: Understand person-centred approaches for care and support 1.1 Explain the understanding of person-centred values? Person-centred values are about providing care and support that is focused on a specific individual and their needs. It must be noted that just because two individuals both have dementia there treatment and needs may be dramatically different. In order to work to a person-centred approach you must understand the values that surround it, there are eight person centred values that underpin person-centred care and support. These are: • Individuality: service users should be allowed to make their own choices. Care and support should be tailored to suit the individual with their personal beliefs being respected. • Independence: A service user should be encouraged to do as much for themselves as possible. Independence makes people feel in control of their lives and gives them a sense of self-worth. • Privacy: It is essential that you respect a service users need for privacy and support this in the way you work. • Partnership: a service user’s care will normally involve other professionals and colleagues and it is that you maintain a good communication with all parties involved. Person-centred care and support requires all key parties to be on board. • Choice: Each service user should be given a choice in relation to their care, in order to make an informed choice it is essential that all the facts are available to the service user. • Dignity; You must maintain a service users dignity at all time, address them in their chosen format, try not to rush and take care to listen to their requirements. Use a towel to cover them when performing personal care in order to maintain their dignity and remember not to stereotype, treat every service user as an individual. •

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