Planning Care That Will Empower Individuals

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circumstances can be taken into account when planning care that will empower individuals. I will use a variety of examples from health and social care. I will also extend these examples by assessing the potential difficulties in taking individual circumstances into account when planning care that will empower an individual, and make suggestions for improvement.
Case study 1: Communication
Rebecca and Nigel Smyth live with their three year old daughter, Helen, in a pleasant suburb at the edge of a large city. Helen has autism and attends a special nursery in the city four times a week. As Helen’s speech is not progressing at the rate expected for her age, the GP has referred her to Teresa, a speech and language therapist. Teresa has worked with Rebecca and Nigel, showing them how to encourage Helen. She has asked them for information about Helen, calling them ‘the experts’. Rebecca and Nigel feel that Teresa shared the support and planning for Helen with them and this has encouraged them to work with her as partners.
In this case study Helen has autism and the speech and language therapist is able to work very closely with Helen’s parent. Every child’s parents know their child better than anyone else as they are with them 24/7. However Helen can only be helped to a certain extent, not every parent will have the same amount of time to care for their child. We have found out that Helen goes to a special nursery but not every child gets the same amount of help Helen is getting
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