Principles of supporting an individual to maintain personal hygiene (LD 206)
Outcome 1 Understand the importance of good personal hygiene.
The leaner can:
1 Explain why personal hygiene is important
From maintaining a high standard of personal hygiene an individual feels clean, presentable and comfortable. Through looking presentable and feeling clean an individual’s self esteem and self respect rises. There is less chance of infections developing and therefore the external body is healthier. Personal hygiene means the cleaning and grooming of the external body to make sure the skin, nails and hair are in a good condition. This is done to keep the body and hair clean and free from infections. Through eating, drinking, coughing, sneezing, sweating and elimination of urine and excrement the body needs cleaning to prevent infection, discomfort and odors.
2 Describe the effects of poor personal hygiene on health and well-being
Poor personal hygiene can lead to unpleasant body odors, leaving the individual feeling depressed, with low self esteem and low confidence. It can also lead to the individual being isolated by friends.
It can have a great effect on your health causing infections; stop you from causing injury to yourself and others by trimming nails. Good personal hygiene is important to promoting good health.
Outcome 2 Know how to encourage an individual to maintain personal hygiene.
The learner can:
1 Explain how to address personal hygiene issues with an individual in a sensitive manner without imposing own values.
To give if the service user the choice they would like to have a wash/shower/bath and when they would to have one. Ask what products they would like to use and how they would like to wash, if they would prefer to wash themselves or if they would require some help. Explain how well they would feel after a wash and how it would make them feel better about themselves and perhaps more relaxed; suggest products they...