Principles of Personal Development in Social Care Settings

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Principles of personal development in adult social care settings 1.1 Reflective practice is a process by which you stop and think about your practice, continually analyse your decision making and relate it to what you do in practice. Critical analysis and evaluation refocuses your thinking on your existing knowledge and helps generate new knowledge and ideas. As a result you may modify your actions, behaviour, treatments and learning needs. You should make time to write down your reflections as this process helps to clarify thoughts and it will also give written evidence to share with others at a later date. 1.2 Reflective practice is very important in improving the quality of the service provided. It will help me to improve my work practice as I will be assessing the situations that may have happened in a previous practice, how they can be improved and the things that didn’t work so well can be made sure they are not done again. 1.3 The standards within the work practice may be adapted for certain individuals due to reflective practice for example if an individual prefers breakfast in bed and this is what they wish for I could talk to my manager so that it is documented in their care plan so that their needs are met and others will also be aware of what the individual likes and dislikes and what kind of assistance they need. 1.4 Own values, belief systems and experiences may affect our working practice as you may follow your own beliefs which are different to others and this could cause conflict in the work force. It may be that I am a different religion to a service user and things that may be normal to me they might find really offensive. My own experiences may also make it difficult if I disagree with works policies and procedures provided. 2.1 People may react in completely different ways to receiving constructive feedback, a lot of people will
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