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Assignment 305 Task B Reflective Accounts

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Unit 305 – Task B
Bi) See reflective account
A care plan is about the individual and their preferences, needs and wishes, it should give others clear information on these aspects in order for them to give accurate care of which the individual has consented to. Finding out about an individual’s history, preferences, wishes and needs is an important part of creating a good care plan because it enables the care plan to be completed accurately and will reflect the individual. If you were to not find out this information you would not be able to provide the best service for the individual; for instance an individual that used to be very active and enjoyed a lot of outdoor sports until suffering a stroke, may find it very difficult and…show more content…

Their preferences may have changed and it is an ideal time to alert staff to such changes; those involved may also make suggestions about what they feel could benefit the individual however the individual would have to give consent to any changes. It is important for staff to monitor the individuals’ needs and preference along the way, their health needs i.e. health, abilities, mobility, diet and personal hygiene, what they need or want may change or aspects of the environment may need to change to aid the individuals growing needs for example, the individuals mobility may deteriorate and they may need the use of a walking stick or hand rails, if this went un-noticed the individual may become withdrawn and feel they cannot achieve day to day tasks, they may become scared to do things and become dependent on others doing it for them, this could lower their self-esteem and knock their confidence.

A care plan is useful in supporting person centred values because if done correctly, and with the input of the individual, the care plan is what support the individual has agreed to thus respecting their wishes of what is to happen to them. It states their choices and what they prefer which promote individuality, it also shows the ability of the individual so that care workers know the individuals level of independence and what needs to be worked on to achieve the individuals goals. Providing care in a way the individual has agreed to, which is

Assignment 305 Task B Completed Essay

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Assignment 305 Understand person-centred approaches in adult social care settings

Task B Reflective account (HSC 036 2.2)
Bi Write a reflective account detailing an example of how you have, or could have, used a person centred approach in a sensitive or complex situation.The account must contain a description of how person centred values were or could be put into practice in the situation. Suggested word count: 350 – 500 words
Whilst working a shift in a residential home, I became acquainted with an elderly lady in her eighties. She had been a widow for many years and had no children. She was a very quiet, private person, who didn’t like showing her feelings, being made a fuss off or being hugged. She had lived in the home for about…show more content…

I asked if she wanted some company but she declined.

As I was on two days off the next day I sent her a little card to say I was thinking of her which she thanked me for when I returned on shift.

Bii Explain how finding out about an individual’s history, preferences, wishes and needs is an important part of creating a good care or support plan. (HSC 036 2.1)
By finding about a person’s preferences, life history and wishes then the care plan can be written to reflect this and the best care can be given. By knowing their life history may explain why they do things in certain ways. It also encourages discussion and leads to building relationships. They may like things done in a certain way to remind them of loved ones who are no longer here.

Biii Explain why it is important to review care or support plans with an individual, and to monitor their changing needs or preferences. (HSC 036 2.3)
It is important to review care and support plans as people’s needs change. By including the person, their family then everyone knows what is happening and the family can help to monitor mood swings and behaviour. The individual and the family can express their views and preferences and any relevant risk assessments may be done with everyone involved. By monitoring the individual, a decision can be made as to whether the changes are effective and if the best care is being given to encourage independence and promote dignity.

Biv Explain how useful care

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