Health & Social Care Unit 7

Understand the application of person centred approaches in health and social care

  1. Explain how and why person-centred values must influence all aspects of health and social-care work
  The values of a Person Centred Plan (PCP) are individuality, rights, choice, independence, respect, dignity, privacy and partnership .
  Applying these values to a PCP in all aspects of Health and Social Care and in particular with relation to vulnerable individuals, for example individuals with learning disabilities, physical disabilities, mental health issues is essential to the forward planning and future of each individual. It forms a format to work from and a starting point to get to know all about what and who is important to a n individual. What they are striving to achieve and what successes they have already had.
  There are four key principles of rights, independence, choice and inclusion. The importance of individuality means that no two PCP’s will be the same, it will reflect on the unique circumstances of the individual, the appreciation of the individuals rights and enabling the individual to make decisions and choices about themselves.
  For Health and Social Care to be successful, it must show the means of offering individual documentation which will provide a preference and the requirements involved in giving a person the best possible care and support in a format chosen and agreed by the individual. This should include negotiation and discussions which will empower the individual to make decisions and choices in relation to their own care and support. This will in turn provide valuable information and documentation to effectively meet an individuals needs and understand the preferences of the individual.

1.2 Evaluate the use of care plans in applying person centred values
  As the PCP develops, it will show the attention to detail of the treatment and provisions that have been decided and agreed, it will be a...