Nvq Unit 17 Level 5

Beth Evans

      1.1)   Person centred care ensures that individuals are involved in all decisions about their health and wellbeing. Particularly those with long or short term conditions. Person centred care means that we cater to meet each individual’s needs.

      1.2)   Person centred practise is ensuring a service user to a freedom of choice. Every individual has a right to a freedom of choice. Even the smallest of things such as what clothes they would like to wear, the choice of food, liquid and even alcohol. If a service user makes a decision that could pose risk, we cannot physically stop them only advise against it, ultimately they have the freedom to their own decision. Person centred practise means treating everyone as an individual, when going to meet new service users and care packages we always keep person centred practise in mind. In order to gather as much information as possible off family, friends and the service user themselves in order to draw up a care plan and supply a delivery plan. All these need to include preference, beliefs, wishes, needs to get to know which way such person wants care to be delivered. Also abiding by certain laws such as the human rights act 1998.

      1.3)   Person centred values must be complied with legal policy and procedures. Some of these legal requirements and regulations are the health and social act 2012, the human rights act 1998, the equality act 2010 and the mental capacity act 2005. I found this information very useful as it eliminates all discrimination against age, race, religion and disability. It also gives individuals a chance to voice their opinions and deciding on making the decisions of their care and support needs.

      1.4) When gaining consent from an individual it is important we establish if the individual has capacity. If the individual are deemed to have capacity they then have the right to make their own decisions whether that be wrong or right it is still their...