Person Centred Approach

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1. Write a reflective account detailing an example of how you have, or could have, used a person centred approach in a sensitive or complex situation. The account must contain a description of how person centred values were or could be put into practice in the situation. Suggested word count: 350 – 500 words Pat is a new resident and she suffers from Parkinson’s disease Because of her condition she can experience some very upsetting And often what she thinks are embarrassing side affect such as Not being able to always keep her eyes open, not always being Steady on her feet, occasional, episodes of incontinence and Occasional Slurred speech. Pat is also finding it hard to adjust to being in The home as up to a weeks ago she was living alone with carer’s Popping in a couple of times a day to assist her with her personal Needs .Pat is very depressed and doesn’t really understand why she is now in her home so is refuse’s to leave her room To mix with the other residents in the communal lounges she has Also Been choosing to eat her meals alone but often hides her left over’s food in napkins I was asked to be Pats key worker so the first thing I Did was try to take time to spend with Pat and her daughters when they visited in her room. I painting Her nails, did her hair and just talking about her past to try to Gain her confidence I also spoke about her Parkinson’s and reassured her that she had nothing to be embarrassed or worried about as everyone is here to support her and listen whenever she wants to talk. I also spent some meal times with her and we Ate meal together on occasions to help encourage her to eat a Little better. After about a week I was helping Pat to get ready in The morning and suggested she joined the other residents just For breakfast at first she said no but after some gentle persuasion She agrees. At breakfast I

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