4229 Unit 305 Person Centred Approach

Person Centred Care

Person centred care means putting the person at the centre of all that you do. Your role as a health and social care worker is to provide the care they wish, to enable the person to be as independent as possible and have their needs, preferences, choices met and have a good quality of life.
It is also about the person keeping their sense of identity, control of their life, self esteem and wellbeing. The support and care given must focus on the person’s strengths (what they can do) and not on any weaknesses) what they cannot do.
Please complete this following exercise. It will help you reflect on your own values
and beliefs and the importance of you keeping control of your life.
Think about your needs and preferences and who is important to you in your life
now. Do you want a care plan for all these needs?

An example: I want to see my family. Explain why.

Please give some examples of your own personal needs.

Do you think the people you support have the same needs as other people? Should the people you support have their needs and preferences met in their care?

Ans :
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