Unit 305 COMPLETED Understand person centred approaches Essay

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Unit 305
Understand person-centred approaches in adult social care settings.
Outcome 1
Understand person-centred approaches in adult social care
1. Describe person-centred approaches.
Person-centred is about providing care and support that is centred or focused on the individual and their needs. We are all individuals and just because two people might have the same medical condition, for example, dementia, it doesn’t mean that they require the same care or support because they are two different people which means their needs will be different. You need to develop a clear understanding about the individuals that you are working with and their needs, culture, means of communication, likes and dislikes, family and other professional’s
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By offering or reminding them such as “remember what you said, you wanted to go to church on Sunday” residents who are religious may often want to go to church on Sunday but can forget if not reminded. Knowing your residents will help, you can include in their care plan any goals that they want to achieve, what they can do for themselves and the areas that they need support in, any allergies they have, or what activities they would like to take part in or still do.
2. Describe ways to put person centred values into practice in a complex or sensitive situation.
Complex or sensitive situations may include those that are: distressing/traumatic, threatening or frightening, likely to have serious implications or consequences, of a personal nature, involving complex communications or cognitive needs, for example, death of a close friend or relative, or receiving bad news. Putting person centred values into practice in these situations would be to ensure that the person will retain control and be able to make choices about what they want to do, not to pressure them into discussing more than they want to, give them time to do this. You could also offer them a choice of talking to another member of staff maybe if they would feel more comfortable, or with a relative or a friend if they appear to be unwilling to discuss their worries. The situation can be complex because of family pressures, views of the person you are supporting and those of

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