Task a Information Leaflet Health and Social Care Person Centred Care

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Ai Definition of person-centred values - The purpose of person-centred values is to ensure that the individual needing care is placed at the very centre of the decision making process about their life, the services and support they want and need. It is treating people as individuals, making sure they have their privacy, making sure they have access to their rights, treating people with dignity and respect and supporting people to be as independent as possible. Aii Why it is important social care workers work in a way that promotes person centred values - It is important to promote person centred values so that the individual will feel empowered and in control of their lives, be more confident about making decisions and so that they will feel valued and respected. Aiii Definition of the term ''consent'' in adult social care - Consent is the informed agreement to an action or decision. To establish consent would be to be given permission or approval on such actions or decisions. This would vary depending on the individuals assessed capacity to give consent. Aiv Why social care workers must gain consent of the individual when they are providing care or support - It is important to uphold an individuals rights to be fully involved in their own care whilst adhering to legal requirements as it is also the individuals right to refuse such care or treatment and ensuring the individual are aware and comply with legal requirements. Av How a social care worker might gain the consent of the individual - Social care workers can gain consent by multiple ways including verbal or written confirmation. If the individual is not mentally or physically fit to give consent then a social care worker can gain consent from the individuals next of kin. Avi What the social care worker must

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