Unit 207 Understand Person Centred Approaches Essays

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Unit 207 Understand person centred approaches in adult social care settings.

Outcome 1 Understand person centred approaches for care and support.

1.1 Define Person centred values.

Person centred values means the people whom we support are treated as equals and are involved in all aspects and areas of their care and that they are respected and valued as individuals. This means being involved in their assessments, care delivery and support planning, basically person centred values is making sure all approaches, policies and procedures and care practices put the residents at the centre of the day-to-day activities. It should also include the residents and their families in the planning and maintaining of this.

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The development of a support plan is the perfect example of how person-centred working operates.
Instead offering people a choice of what is currently available and finding what best fits their needs, person-centred working looks at someone’s needs and built the support package around them. One of the important aspects of person-centred planning is to look at what people are able to do for themselves and to ensure that services are not taking over aspects of a person’s life that they could perfectly well manage without support.

Outcome 3 Understand the importance of establishing consent when providing care or support.

3.1 Define the word 'consent'

Consent is the informed agreement to an action and/or decision. Permission for something to happen or agreement to do something.

3.2 Explain the importance of gaining consent when providing care or support.

When working with an individual it is important to uphold their rights to be fully involved in their own care, whilst adhering to legal requirements. It is also the individuals right to refuse any care, support or treatment they do not want. It is also essential that people not only give you their consent but also that they understand what they are consenting to and the implications of this. Gaining consent protects not just the career but the individual receiving the care and support as-well. If no consent is given then you cannot proceed with the care. It is illegal to pressure anyone into
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