Hsc Level 3 Understand Person Centred Approaches in Adult Social Care Settings

1.1 All aspects of health and social care should be based on person centred values and should be individualised as this is a law requirement (Human rights act 1998, Health & Social care act 2012). Assumptions should never be made about an individual and their personal beliefs should always be respected.
Person centred values involves working in partnership to improve the lives of residents with other health care professionals, colleagues and family members and this is an essential part of providing person centred care.

1.2 Residents have a right to exercise choice, they should be given enough information to enable them to make an informed choice for themselves, support may be required as residents can become overwhelmed with too much information, it is important to be able to communicate and listen effectively. Allow residents to remain as independent as possible, which does not mean they have to do things alone, but supported to do things for themselves. Patience is key in allowing them to do things independently. Independence empowers people and maintains their control giving them a sense of self-worth. The importance of preserving a person’s dignity is another value of person centred care and this comes hand in hand with respect, showing a resident you support them in whatever decision they choose is a way of showing respect and their dignity can be maintained by way of allowing them private space and being discreet.
1.3 Person centred values should underpin all elements of work we carry out, individuals values are unique to them and make people who they are, what is right for one person will not necessarily be right for another.   It is important to find out as much information about the person you are caring for to make them have some sense of normality when they are in a strange place.
2.1 By researching past history, preferences, wishes and needs of an individual shows an interest in that person. It ensures that carers can access the most relevant...