It is important to be open minded and understanding to other attittues and beliefs and respect the differences between own and others. Sometimes we may have service users with other religions and beliefs and it is important to understand so we may help the service user maintain any of their beliefs and wishes. Everyone is entitled to their own attitutes and beliefs but its important it does not not have a negatitive impact on work. We can find out more of their wishes by reading care plans, asking senior member of staff or asking members of family. Reflecting on your own work helps you learn from previous experience, to be able to look back and think about how you could achieved the
We can uphold this by empowering individuals to maintain their own independence. Each individual should have the right to privacy which encourages that person to maintain dignity and self-respect. Whilst respecting the individuals diversity cultures and values. 2.1Describe how to find out the history, preferences, wishes and needs of an individual - we could find out 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 by 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 or personal feelings as to not discriminate in any way against the individual.
Unit 58: Support Individuals to Meet Personal Care Needs 1.1 Encourage an individual to communicate their needs, preferences and personal beliefs affecting their personal care The caring environment may involve many different people therefore it is important as a carer you are aware of individual service users needs, preferences and personal beliefs. This may involve a service user of a particular culture or someone simply preferring a bath to a shower either way it is good practice to understand the individual service users requirements. Carers may experience difficulty understanding service users needs perhaps due to the person being unable to communicate. In cases such as this other forms of communication may be needed alternatively speaking to a family, friend or previous carer of the service user may be helpful. Once a service users needs and preferences are made clear it is vital, where possible the carer respects this and cares for the service user as they choose.
They should never have to fit in with you or your employer. Individuals should be allowed and supported to make their own choices. Care and support needs should be tailored to suit each individual. This shows respect by preserving the individual’s dignity and individuality. Their personal beliefs should be respected.
Each individual should have their dignity and privacy maintained at all times. Females and males should be supported to respect their choice of care – i.e if a male service user only wants to be supported with his personal care by a male support worker then this should be taking in to account and put in his care plan. We should also take in to account a service users culture/faith/belief/religion when putting together a care plan. A easy read guide should be given to each individual service user to help them understand the importance of personal hygiene, washing, brushing their teeth, showering/bathing dependent on choice, washing and taking care of hair, washing and drying of clothes, maintaining clean fingernails and
1.1Explain how a working relationship is different from a personal relationship You have a professional duty of care to the individuals you care for which is different to the relationships you have with your friends and family. The relationships with carers and clients is to guide and support individuals and to help them to live as independently as possible. You should listen carefully to individuals and never put pressure on them. It is also important not to cross any professional boundaries with clients and keep your relationships professional. Here are some of the ways that you can maintain professional boundaries: • Be reliable and dependable • Do not form inappropriate intimate or personal relationships with individuals • Promote individuals’ independence and protect them as far as possible from harm • Do not accept gifts or money from individuals or their family members • Be honest and trustworthy • Comply with policies and procedures or agreed ways of working • Cooperate with colleagues and treat them with respect • Do not discriminate against anyone • Maintain clear and accurate records • Continue to improve your knowledge and skills • Respect confidential information and knowing when it is appropriate to share • Report any concerns you may have Most of your clients will rely heavily on your support, for some of them you might be the only person they see from day to day and because of this, it is really important that you do your very best to keep the relationship professional.
Be aware of dilemmas that may arise about Duty of Care and the support available for addressing them 2.1 Describe dilemmas that may arise between the Duty of Care and an individual’s right You may have a case as a care worker where an individual may want to do something which could be a risk to their own health and safety. It’s your duty of care to do all you can to keep them safe but you also have the duty to respect them as an individual. This causes a dilemma. An example of this is a resident no longer wanting to use her Zimmer Frame, but in her care plan it states that she uses it to help her move
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.
The patient must understand that is the key to becoming a fully functional human being. It is imperative to seek happiness from within versus being overly concerned about the opinions of others. To reach one’s inherent potentialities, one cannot live in fear or according to preconceived plans or ideas of others. He or she has to be his/ her own person, expressing his/her own ideas, and doing what he/she wants to without conforming to the standards and belief of others. Ultimately, one must realize his/her uniqueness, build self-confidence, and not be afraid to go against the grain.
Be True To Yourself * Be who you are…always be your genuine self * Follow your own value system * Listen to others advice, but make up your own mind * Let integrity guide you * Always “Stand Up For What You Believe IN” “Staying True To Yourself” What does staying true to oneself mean? It means to love yourself unconditionally and to be whom you are meant to be. It means not sacrificing who you are to fit in with others. As Shakespeare quoted, ‘To thine own self be true and it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man. This quote reflects being true to yourself means to act in accordance with who you are and what you believe.