Essay on Unit 207 - Understanding Person Centred Communication

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Unit 207 – Understand person centred approaches in adult social care setting

1.1Person centred values are based on individuality, Rights, Choice, Privacy, Independence, Dignity, Respect and Partnership.

It is important to work in a way that embeds person centred values for the Following reasons: to meet the needs of the individual; to provide the best possible quality care service; to ensure a good quality of life of the individual; To treat the individual as you would want to be treated.

2.1In order to find out the find out the history, preferences, wishes and needs of the individual I would need sources of information, this could include asking the individual, their family and friends or carers, other
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For example, forcing the individual to take medication which they have not wanted to take.

3.3Consent can be in different forms and includes implied, verbal, written or via a representative. Implied consent is when someone implies their consent. For example, if somebody opens their mouth when a nurse appears with a thermometer, it is reasonable to assume that they are implying consent for a nurse to take their temperature. Verbal consent is when a person verbally agrees to a procedure being undertaken. Written consent is more likely in a clinical setting, where there is a form for written consent. If a person is unable to consent to a procedure, they will normally have a representative who will consent on their behalf (sometimes via the courts).

3.4If consent cannot be obtained for a procedure the following steps could be used: not continuing with the procedure repeating the information again just to be sure that any queries or concerns have been answered reporting any refusal of a consent or any reservations expressed by the person to a supervisor or the clinical practitioner responsible for the procedure recording the information.

4.1The term active participation is when a person participates in the activities and relationship of everyday life as independently as possible; they are an active partner in their own care or support, rather than a passive recipient.

4.2Active participation benefits the individual in a