Assignment 305 Task B Completed Essay

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Assignment 305 Understand person-centred approaches in adult social care settings Task B Reflective account (HSC 036 2.2) Bi Write a reflective account detailing an example of how you have, or could have, used a person centred approach in a sensitive or complex situation.The account must contain a description of how person centred values were or could be put into practice in the situation. Suggested word count: 350 – 500 words Whilst working a shift in a residential home, I became acquainted with an elderly lady in her eighties. She had been a widow for many years and had no children. She was a very quiet, private person, who didn’t like showing her feelings, being made a fuss off or being hugged. She had lived in the home for about…show more content…
I asked if she wanted some company but she declined. As I was on two days off the next day I sent her a little card to say I was thinking of her which she thanked me for when I returned on shift. Bii Explain how finding out about an individual’s history, preferences, wishes and needs is an important part of creating a good care or support plan. (HSC 036 2.1) By finding about a person’s preferences, life history and wishes then the care plan can be written to reflect this and the best care can be given. By knowing their life history may explain why they do things in certain ways. It also encourages discussion and leads to building relationships. They may like things done in a certain way to remind them of loved ones who are no longer here. Biii Explain why it is important to review care or support plans with an individual, and to monitor their changing needs or preferences. (HSC 036 2.3) It is important to review care and support plans as people’s needs change. By including the person, their family then everyone knows what is happening and the family can help to monitor mood swings and behaviour. The individual and the family can express their views and preferences and any relevant risk assessments may be done with everyone involved. By monitoring the individual, a decision can be made as to whether the changes are effective and if the best care is being given to encourage independence and promote dignity. Biv Explain how useful care

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