Implement Person-Centred Approaches in Health and Social Care

Danielle O’Connor

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

1.1   Define person-centred values.
Person-centred values means that the individual where are supporting is placed at the very centre of the decision making process about their life, the services and support they want and need.
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 that embeds person-centred values in order to promote individuality; this allows the individual to make decisions and choices about the support they are receiving and tasks on a daily basis. This can also help the individual to feel respected and more confident about their support.
1.3   Explain why risk taking can be part of a person-centred approach.
Risk taking is part of a person-centred approach as this empowers individuals to have choices about what they want to do in their lives as well as to be part of their community. Not allowing individuals to take risks can have a negative impact on an individual’s life to not live it as they wish.
1.4   Explain how using an individual’s care plan contributes to working in a person-centred way.
The individual we are supporting must always be at the centre of their care plan. This means that individuals must always to be consulted and their views must always come first. Each individual should be involved at every stage of their care plan; from deciding who to involve, how to meet the individual’s needs and the support they require.
3.1   Explain the importance of establishing consent when providing care or support.
Giving consent is a basic human right; if we did not need to give consent then we could have anything done to us by anyone. When a service user gives us consent this means we are respecting their rights and putting the person first which implements person centred values.
3.2   Establish consent for an activity or action.
When establishing consent you must direct the...