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, it may be easier and quicker to put on a person’s socks for them. But this would reinforce the fact that they are no longer able to carry out such a simple task themselves and remove the motivation to find a way to do it independently. Time spent in providing a “helping hand” sock aid, and showing them how to use it, means that they can put on their own clothing. Thus, instead of feeling dependent, they have a sense of achievement and independence. This also provides them with stimulation, both physically and mentally.

4.3There are many barriers to active participation, which can include: lack of opportunity, unwillingness of the participants or lack of confidence. In order to overcome these barriers the carer needs to ensure that the individual has plenty of opportunities to participate in their care. If the person is unwilling to participate they need to be encouraged. For example, someone recovering from a stroke, may not want to eat or drink, but with gradual encouragement, that is letting them feed themselves, the will start to actively participate which will improve their confidence.
4.4There are a number of ways to encourage active participation. Theses can include: discussion and encouragement with the individual providing useful information using friends and family to encourage ensuring appropriate activities peer-group encouragement persuasion


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