Understand Physical Disability Essay

1733 WordsJun 29, 20137 Pages
Unit 29 Understand Physical Disability Understand the importance of differentiating between the individual and the disability 1.1 Explain the importance of recognising the centrality of the individual rather than the disability It is important you recognise the individuality of the person to help boost their confidence and self-esteem and make sure you aren't labelling them. If you were to label them you would forget their individuality and start thinking they cant do something because of their disability. 1.2 Explain the importance of an assessment being person-centred The level of care a person needs or the type of care they require varies from person-to-person. All assessments should be done with a person-centred…show more content…
They will need support from family/carers to help dress/wash, this will effect their confidence and self-esteem and dignity, its vitally important you as carers understand the emotional impact it will have on them as well as the emotional one. Understand the impact of living with a disability within society 3.1 Describe environmental and social barriers that can have a disabling effect on an individual with a physical disability For someone with a physical disability and for example wheelchair bound they have to plan outings carefully to ensure where they are going has wheelchair access. Wanting to go somewhere then realising they are unable to get in a building or have appropriate toileting facilities would be extremely frustrating and upsetting for the individual. Many places now have adapted well for those with disabilities and have for example opened up corridors and made slops for those using physical aids such as sticks, frames and wheelchairs enabling those with disabilities able to join in with social events with others. 3.2 Analyse the socio-economic effects of physical disability on an individual Having a physical disability may effect a persons ability to work and therefore they would need income support and “out
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