Unit 207 – Understand personal centred approaches in adult social care settings 1.1Define person centred values - This is to ensure that an individual is at the centre of planning and support. Also upholding and promoting individuality, choice, dignity, privacy, rights, respect and independence and partnership. 1.2Explain why it is important to work in a way that embeds person centred values - It is important that we work in this way in order to promote individuality which this allows individuals to make informed decisions and choices as well as understanding the consequences also possible risks of such decisions and choices that may well relate to their own health and wellbeing. We must do this within the appreciation of rights within the care value base. We can uphold this by empowering individuals to maintain their own independence.
Building trust is essential. The code of conduct states firstly to ‘Treat people as individuals’ this meaning that each person has different needs but also each person is equal to the next person. Each individual should be treated fairly and not discriminated against, proving the appropriate care and given sufficient support and advice whilst being sympathetic and understanding. ‘Confidentiality’ is vital. The patient’s information should only be disclosed where necessary, such as if there is reason to believe they are at risk of harm or somebody else in their care is at risk and then only should it be disclosed to the suitable professional.
Find out how to address each service user; do not assume you can call someone by their first name. Rights People in your care should continue to enjoy the same rights as when they were living independently. Each person you are supporting has the right to say no, the right to have a relationship, the right to have a say in their care. You may have to balance their rights against your responsibilities. Are they at risk?
The importance of care principles and values. It is important that service workers in health and social care environment understand the principles and values which must be used in everything they do. This is important so the service users feel safe and respected. Privacy- It is important for a service user to be given privacy because every individual has a right to keep some parts of their life’s to themselves. It’s important for the service users to be given space so they can have their personal space and do things themselves privately.
Support them to dothings that they can do or almost do. Independence makes people feel in control of their lives and gives them a sense of self-worth. PRIVACY:Every individual should have time and spaces to do things in private if they wish to do so, e.g. talking to family and friends or making phone calls. Doors must be closed when personal care is being
Whilst respecting the individuals diversity cultures and values. Understand how to implement a person – centred approach in an adult social care setting. Describe how to find out the history, preferences, wishes and needs of an individual We could find out such information relating to an individual by working in a way that puts the individual at the centre of any planning and support, we can do this be communicating with them to find out about their history, preferences and wishes. It is important that we appear and work in a non – judgemental way in order to eliminate any prejudices and / or personal feelings as to not discriminate in any way against the individual. By promoting independence and autonomy, we can also ensure equality and inclusive practice; we can do this by actively encouraging and thus empowering individuals to use their strengths and potentials.
The Mental Capacity Act provides a framework to empower and protect people who may lack capacity to make some decisions for themselves. The Mental Capacity Act make clear who can take decisions in which situations, and how they should go about this. Anyone who works with or cares for an adult who lacks capacity must comply with the MCA when making decisions or acting for that person. This applies whether decisions are life changing events or more every day matters and is relevant to adults of any age, regardless of when they lost capacity. The underlying philosophy of the MCA is to ensure that those who lack capacity are empowered to make as many decisions for themselves as possible and that any decision made, or action taken, on their behalf is made in their best interests.
Any information a patients gives is private regardless is the information is private or medical. Patients should also have a right to their dignity, independence, choice and safety, patients should have the opportunity to do things themselves, the choice to make their own decisions, have their rights supported by carers, and most importantly, patients should be treated as individuals and should be shown respect at all times (e.g. calling them by the name they choose to be called by). The settings should also provide their clients be accepting their personal beliefs and identities. Carers must listen to the patients’ beliefs and support them in what their identity maybe, e.g.
Person-centred approaches involve the individual being the centre of their care and support plan, enabling them to retain some control over their lives. Person-centred values enable individuals to live their own lives and not just receive a service. They are about focusing on the individual person’s needs and not the tasks that need completing. Consent in adult social care Consent is giving permission to do something. In adult social care, this usually means that an individual gives consent to receive care or treatment, or to take part in an activity.
PRIVACY – maintaining the service user’s rights to privacy. I would do this by making sure they are not intruded upon by other service users, staff, relatives and friends 5. INDEPENDENCE – always making sure that as a care professional I empower the service users What is consent? Consent is giving permission to do something. In health and social care settings it usually means that the individual gives consent to take part in an activity or to accept some kind of care or treatment.