Unit 7: Implement Person-Centred Approaches in Health and Social Care

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1) Understand person-centred approaches for care and support 1.1 Define person- centred values Person-centred values are an individual’s right to be involved and included in every aspect of care or support, respecting individuality, rights, choice, privacy, independence, dignity, partnership and autocracy. 1.2 Explain why it is important to work in a way that embeds person-centred values It is important to work in a way to embed person-centred values to benefit the overall care and wellbeing of the service user, particularly in relation to vulnerable individuals, adults with learning disabilities, physical disabilities or mental health issues. Key principles of rights, independence, choice and inclusion, which affect a vulnerable individual are the responsibility of the carer or support worker to promote these person centred values: • Appreciation of individual rights • Enabling individuals to make decisions and choices • Importance of privacy • Empowering individuals to maintain independence and dignity • Treating individuals with respect • Awareness of risk-taking 1.3 Explain why risk-talking can be part of a person-centred approach Risk-taking could be a person-centred approach when making vulnerable individual’s aware of risk-taking and enabling the individual to make an informed decision and understand the consequences of the risk they may be considering to take, this could be explain the harmful effects of smoking, the benefits of taking prescribed medicine or the advantages of immunisation. 1.4 Explain how using an individual’s care plan contributes to working in a person –centred way Using an individual’s care plan contributes to working in a person-centred way through documenting where day to day requirements and preferences for care and support workers are detailed, provides a holistic approach to meeting the needs and
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