Dr Jony Essay

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Unit 216 Support independence in the tasks of daily living Outcome 1 Understand principles for supporting independence in the tasks of daily living 1. explain how individuals can benefit from being as independent as possible in the tasks of daily living. To be independent gives people a feeling of control over their life. People feel more comfortable, safe and satisfy when they can do things for themselves and this also helps to maintain their self-esteem. Independence can help the individuals to fulfil their life goals. Individuals being self-sufficient about decisions that are made regarding there one life can make them feel that they are positively contributing to society. Being self-sufficient redounds assuredly to our…show more content…
Some people have routines at home that they feel must continue. For example, they may vacuum and dust daily, while others may do such duties only occasionally as the need appears to arise. Gender perception and culture can influence daily living tasks. For example, some might find it more acceptable for women to deliver personal care and tend to household tasks because this is how they were brought up. Some people may feel that certain roles should be male or female (for example, the belief may be that women shop and cook dinner while the male is the financial provider). 4. explain the importance of providing support that respects the individual’s culture and preferences. It is important that the support given fully respects the person’s culture and preferences. It would be wrong to try to change a person’s belief and culture just because it is not what we believe is right. We must respect people for who they are and give people equal opportunities of access in order to promote and retain independence. Culture may affect the support that is given. For example, a female who follows Muslim beliefs may be off ended if she is assisted with her personal care by a male care worker. Find out about people’s preferences and beliefs; if you are not sure, then ask them or their family, friend or advocate. Never assume that if a person belongs to a certain group, they all hold the same preferences and
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