302 - Task a

Principles of personal development in adult social care setting

Task A
Reflective process is the process of reflecting on something you have done or a task you have undertaken, looking at it from different perspectives and seeing if you could make any positive changes.
As part of our job role it is important to carry out reflective practice especially because we work with service users who have disabilities and our effectiveness will have an impact on them and their lives. Reflective practice means thinking about and evaluating what you do and discussing any changes which could be made. This means focusing on how we interact with colleagues, service users and the enviroment. It means thinking about how we could have done something differently, what we did well, what we could have done better, how we can improve on something we have done. It also means reflecting our own values, beliefs and experiences which shape our thoughts and picture of your own behaviour and a better understanding of our strengths amd weaknesses, so that we can learn from our own mistakes and take appropriate future actions.
It will allow us an objective look at our practice in order to improve, helps us recognise what we do well so that we can apply these skills in situations when they arise.It also improves professinal judgement. It will allow us to support service users in a better way. If we have any issuses we can look back and analayse how it can be solved in an effective way.
Standards are guidelines put in place to follow when completing a task or action, these standards are there to ensure the job in hand is completed ti the required standard or above. If you are not meeting the required standards then you can idenify these areas when reflecting on the task areas that have to be improved to meet the requirements.