Nvq Level 3 - Unit 305 - Promote Person Centred Approaches in Health & Social Care

Q1. What are person centred values?

Person-Centred Values in care is an approach that respects and values the uniqueness of the individual, and seeks to maintain or if required, restore their individuality. This is done by creating an environment that promotes the personal worth, uniqueness,   and social confidence of the individual as well as respect, independence and hope.

Q2. Explain why person centred values must influence all aspects of health and social care.

Person-centred care values must influence all aspects of health and social care work. 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 and Social care Act 2012, Codes of practice for Social Care Workers, etc). If person-centre values that underpin all work in the health and social care sector are followed as they should be then all individuals should feel that and health and social workers ensure that:
• the individual is supported in accessing their rights
• the individual is treated has an individual
• the individual is supported to exercise choice
• ensure the individual have privacy if they want it
• support the individual to be as independent as possible
• treat all individuals with dignity and respect
To ensure the above is followed will influence all aspect of health and social care it is important to ensure that all individuals are treated as such and person- centred care should ensure this.

Q3. What is consent?

In law, voluntary agreement with an action proposed by another. Consent is an act of reason; the person giving consent must be of sufficient mental capacity and be in possession of all essential information in order to give valid consent. A person who is an infant, is mentally incompetent, or is under the influence of drugs is incapable of giving consent. Consent must also be free of coercion or fraud.

Q4. What factors might influence an individual’s...