Answer In Unit 4222 249 Personal Hygiene Essay

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Answer in Unit 4222-249 Principles of supporting an individual to maintain personal hygiene (LD 206)

Outcome 1

1. Explain why personal hygiene is important

Personal hygiene is very important in life. It covers all aspect depends on culture or any way of life. It could be personal reason, social, psychological, or just the way of maintaining healthy lifestyle. For personal reason, it could boast self esteem, feeling good about self or as a way of making the self more attractive to others. In social reason, a good personal hygiene can project a positive image that reflects one’s personality and be more welcome to the society. Health reasons, maintaining the self clean would mean being free from the risk of illness. Psychological view
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You can discuss or show some props or pictures or movies or any other demonstration. An example of this if like an employee who does not take a shower before going to work, when he does not wear a clean uniform, this can affect his dealings with the residents. He might be having a bad body odor and if his uniform is soiled it might cause the residents to be uncomfortable with him. Onething, he might contribute to developing illness to himself or to the residents like spreading microorganisms. In conclusion in this situation, the manager should directly tell the problem to the employee. It may be so harsh and embarrassing but letting him be aware of personal hygiene is very necessary and he should not compromise anybody.

3. Describe how to support an individual to develop and improve personal hygiene

One way of developing or maintaining personal hygiene is to support them to the standards that they want. Like for example in personal care, take the individual’s lifestyle choices into consideration, respect their choices of clothes they wear and hairstyles. Like for example one resident in the home I work, I always ask him before bath if he wish to use bar soap or cream, if it is fine for him to use the flannel, what temperature he would want with the water in the tub

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