Unit 7 Implement Person – Centred Approaches

Unit 7 Implement person – centred approaches in health and social care
51. Explain what steps to take if consent cannot be readily established.(3.3)
Whilst complying with legal requirements, and abiding by relevant legislation we must act in the best interests of the individual, work towards solving conflicts, with the use of extra support, such as an advocate if necessary.   And where appropriate to contact the person whom has legal responsibility. We also must record such information.

52. Describe how active participation benefits an individual (4.1)
Again by empowering and encouraging individual’s to participate in their own care, this then promotes other physical benefits such as; increases their independence and self-confidence, as well as autonomy and wellbeing. It may well also give them a good sense of purpose.
53. Identify possible barriers to active participation. (4.2)
Possible barriers to active participation are: learning difficulties, dementia, physical disability or language barriers.
Ways to reduce barriers to active participation are use of physical communication, visual aids, and constant reminder of what is happening.
54. Explain why a worker’s personal views should not influence an individual’s choices (5.3)
Worker’s own personal views, and therefore opinions, not facts, so can be discriminatory against the individual’s choices, therefore may prevent empowerment and obstruct encouragement as well as self – confidence.
55. Describe how to support an individual to question or challenge decisions concerning them that are made by others. (5.4)
It is important to encourage questions, through discussions, and being prepared to listen. Ensuring each individual is aware of policies and procedures as well as complaints procedures.   Awareness of advocates that may be available, and the options of second opinions. It is also important they are aware of their own individual rights.
56. Explain how individual identity and self – esteem are...