IUNIT 249 PRINCIPLES OF SUPPORTING AN INDIVIDUAL TO MAINTAIN PERSONAL HYGIENE Outcome 1: understand the importance of good personal hygiene 1. Explain why personal hygiene is important. Personal Hygiene is important for feeling good about your self, 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.
Unit 4222-250 Support individuals to maintain personal hygiene Outcome 1 Understand the importance of good personal hygiene 1 Explain why personal hygiene is important. People should have a good personal hygiene to maintain their wellbeing and health. Showering or bathing on a regular basis, washing hair and good overall cleaning of the body can help to kill harmful bacteria which could lead to health problems and illness. By maintaining good personal hygiene is important to peoples social, health, psychological well being. Good personal hyginene helps to prevent or develop infections, illness or bad odours, it also helps with confidence, motivation, body image and self esteem.
Those who already have low self-esteem and especially those with depression often neglect personal hygiene which maintains the problem of poor body image. Most people hate to be talked about, especially in a negative manner. By ensuring that our body is clean and well presented, we are more assured of projecting a positive body image that reflects our personalities. Poor hygiene can lead to poor health. If you have cut yourself, the wound should be cleaned and dressed suitably, this can help reduced the risk of infection and pain.
1.1 Explain why personal hygiene important Good personal hygiene is essential to promoting good health. Personal hygiene includes oral hygiene, skin hygiene, hair hygiene and hair hygiene, but it is not limited to these 4 as after promoting a good personal hygiene even the clothes that you put on must be clean. Personal hygiene habits such as washing your hands and brushing and flossing your teeth will help keep bacteria, viruses, and illnesses at bay. And there are mental as well as physical benefits. Practicing good body hygiene helps you feel good about yourself, which is important for your mental health.
Unit 4222-250 Support individuals to maintain personal hygiene Outcome 1 Understand the importance of good personal hygiene 1.1 explain why personal hygiene is important Personal hygiene is essential for good health and well being Having a clean and respectable appearance and pleasant environment is key to maintaining the self-esteem of older people. The better they feel, the more they can enjoy life, making life more pleasurable for both them and for the staff. For most adults, hygiene is a personal and private concern. When you are helping someone with personal hygiene it's important to be sensitive and tactful, and to respect their dignity. 1.2 describe the effects of poor personal hygiene on health and well-being.
Unit 4222-249 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 Good personal hygiene not only enhances our appearance, its importance is directly related to preventing infections, diseases, and keeps us free from unpleasant odors. Practicing proper hygiene is important to our mental health and helps us feel better about ourselves. Keeping a good personal hygiene also helps keep those we care about healthy and safe. 2.2 Describe the effects of poor personal hygiene on health and well-being By skipping daily hygiene practices there is a greater risk of becoming victim to infectious diseases.
Outcome 1.1 Explain why personal hygiene is important. Personal hygiene is Important in my job role so as not to risk the spread of infection and bad bacteria from dirty hands or clothes. Personal hygiene is also important for feeling good, being clean and comfortable not smelling bad. Personal hygiene also makes you feel happy and valued as people will want to be with you and spend their time with you. Good personal hygiene is important for health and wellbeing as being clean will leave you feeling happier.
Stopping a persons right to the necessities such as medication, nutrition and heating. * Self-neglect- any adult that no longer can take care of themselves . Aii) Identify signs and symptoms of the different types of abuse. Physical abuse- any change in behaviour can be a sign that someone is a victim of some form of abuse, other signs would be * Multiply brusing or finger marks especially in well protected areas. * Fractures such as twisting of the wrists.
Poor medical care is likewise dysfunctional for society, as people who are ill face greater difficulty in becoming healthy and people who are healthy are more likely to become ill. For a person to be considered legitimately sick, said Parsons, several expectations must be met. He referred to these expectations as the sick rolesick roleExpectations of how people are supposed to think and act when they are ill.. First, sick people should not be perceived as having caused their own health problem. If we eat high-fat food, become obese, and have a heart attack, we evoke less sympathy than if we had practiced good nutrition and maintained a proper weight. If someone is driving drunk and smashes into a tree, there is much less sympathy than if the driver had been sober and skidded off the road in icy weather. Second, sick people must want to get well.
Self-harm has many long term affects which can be very serious. If a person is misusing substances, they may become dependent on it, and suffer symptoms when they do not take any of the substance. It may also affect an adult’s mental health, leaving psychological and emotional scars, because they have felt so worthless and poorly of themselves that they will always carry this memory with them. If the adult was cutting themselves or burning themselves, they will carry scars from this. These scars may lower self-esteem in the long term as the individual may feel ashamed, also other people may see these scars causing embarrassment or bringing up bad memories so they can never forget.