Unit 517 Lead Person-Centred Practice Case Study

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Bronwen Dalton
Unit 517
Lead person- centred practice
Understand the theory and principles that underpin person-centred practice
Outcome 1.
1.1 Explain person-centred practice
Person-centred practice is made up of a group of approaches, which are made to assist someone, to plan their life and the support that they want and require.
Person-centred practice ensures that the individual concerned is at the heart of any decision making. This practice is more likely to be used when an individual has disabilities, or requires long term care and person-centred practice can help the service user to maintain and improve a level of independence, while receiving the best possible level of care.
Talerico et al (2003) identifies some essential areas of person-centred care:
For carers to get involved in the service users life, so they are able to understand them better and get to know their personalities. Therefore they will be able to empathize with them more.
When care is being established for the individual concerned, their needs, preferences and requirements must be addressed.
Seeing the service user as a biopsychosocial (sees individuals lead a biological, psychological and social dimension to their life) human being.
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1.3 Analyse the effect of legislation and policy on person-centred practice
There is a report called `Developing social care, service users vision for adult support’, in that report the service users who contributed to it, felt that the social model informing policy, practice and procedures (Beresford,2005), should be the basis for social care.
The social model has a lot of up to date legislation and policy underpinning it. A manager needs to be aware of all current legislations and policies, and how they affect the care setting.
The Health foundation (2012) has reported that the `No decision about me, without me’, white paper, caused a great change in culture and practice in care settings. Law and policy have come together to make this happen.
The Human Rights Act 1998
The human rights act 1998 is created from the European Convention on Human Rights, which Great Britain signed in the 1950’s.
The 1998 act includes articles from the convention, such

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