Unit 23 Support Personal Hygiene

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Unit 23 Support Personal Hygiene 1.1 Explain why personal hygiene is important? Personal hygiene is important as good personal hygiene reduces the spread of bacteria and other unwanted offensive materials which also reduce the spread disease. Also if personal hygiene is maintained it provides a good and professional impression. 1.2 Describe the effects of poor hygiene on health and wellbeing? Poor hygiene can affect health by spreading disease and making people ill, Poor hygiene affects a person’s wellbeing by making them feel unclean and smelly which could affect the individual by causing them to become depressed, lack motivation & wanting to be alone. 2.1 Explain how to address personal hygiene issues with an individual in a sensitive manner without imposing own values? I would address these issues by ensuring that I talk about how good it is to have clean hands and that I would hate feeling dirty and try to keep the conversation light and non-judgemental. If this person is new to care I would ask them if anyone has taught them the best way to wash their hands and give them support. 2.2 Describe how to make an individual aware of the effects of poor hygiene on others? The best way is to discuss with them a story in the news which is about a how a virus or disease and how easily they are spread for example start by saying how bad the Ebola virus is and the poor people in west Africa and then talk about how easily it has been contracted and how much people have to protect themselves from it, maybe then mention how bad it would be if something like that breaks out over here. 2.3 Describe how to support an individual to develop and improve personal hygiene routines? I would support an individual to develop and improve personal hygiene routines by showing them my routine and how I manage my personal hygiene this is something they
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