Principles of Supporting an Individual to Maintain Personal Hygiene

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CT268 Principles Of Supporting an Individual To Maintain Personal Hygiene 1. Understand the importance of good personal hygiene 2.1 Explain why personal hygiene is important Personal hygiene is important for feeling good, comfortable and clean – good personal hygiene means the reduction of body odour which can be unpleasant for the individual and others. Personal hygiene also makes you have feelings of self-worth and can make you feel valued 2.2 Describe the effects of poor personal hygiene on health and well-being Not maintaining own personal hygiene can make the individual’s skin break down, this can in turn cause sores and can lead to infections and pain for the individual. Not maintaining personal hygiene can also affect an individual’s mental health and can lead to insecurities and a loss in confidence. Emotional well-being is affected with the person not feeling good in themselves, physical well-being if their health deteriorates and social well-being as the individual may have body odour which will make others find it unpleasant to be around them. 2. Know how to encourage an individual to maintain personal hygiene 3.3 Explain how to address personal hygiene issues with an individual in a sensitive manner without imposing own values It is important to be sensitive and not impose your own values upon the individual; there may be cultural issues or issues around privacy that have to be considered. Explain to the individual that you will always respect their right to privacy and that you are there to help them. 3.4 Describe how to make an individual aware of the effects of poor hygiene on others 3.5 Describe how to support an individual to develop and improve personal hygiene routines 3 Know how to support an individual to maintain personal hygiene 3.1 Identify factors that contribute to

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