Principles of personal development in adult social care settings

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Q 1.1 Explain what reflective practice is?
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Reflective practice is when you look over an action, evaluate the action and discover what you can learn or change about your actions to improve them and better your personal and professional development. Reflective practice is looking at it from different perspectives and seeing if you could make any positive changes. Reflective practice can increase confidence and encourage you to become a more proactive professional. Reflective practice in the social care setting should help to improve the quality of care you give. Reflective practice is not always about looking for the negatives in your work it can also be looking at the positives of your work. When using reflective practice we will
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It can also raise self-esteem and improve staff morale. When seeking feedback it is important to show that you are willing to listen and learn from others and that you are willing to improve continuously.

Q 2.3 Explain the importance of using feedback in improving own practice?

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Feedback in improving your own practice is important to improve your development throughout your job role as it helps you to see your strengths and weaknesses, allows you to set development goals and targets to improve your strengths and weaknesses and general goals and targets that you would like to achieve. Using feedback in improving you own practice also enables you to improve confidence, skills and abilities, understand when you are performing well within your role. Feedback helps improve own practice in many different ways and is always good to receive to make sure your providing the best service for your services users and colleagues, this will also outline what is expected of you throughout your role. You must show that you practice is meeting individuals needs and expectations. Using feedback to improve practice can enable you to develop new approaches and ways of thinking.

Q 3.1 Describe components of a personal development plan?

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A personal development plan consists of goals or targets, timescales, actions, people who can help you, success, and review.

Having a Personal Development plan can help you to plan and improve your personal development
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