305 1 Understand the application of person centred approaches in health and social care
Person-centred care must influence all aspects of health and social-care work as its a way of providing care that is not just about the persons health or care needs, but also about the individuals needs, we are all individuals, no two people are the same, for example two people may have dementia, but they will both have different care and support needs.
Individuals care plans ensure an individuals Personcentred values are understood and an individuals needs are met. Making sure they are consulted and their views, concerns and needs always to come first.
A care plan sets out in the details the daily care and support that has been agreed for each individual. The care plan will make sure all needs applying to person centred values are understood, it acts as a guide for carers, so it is clear what sorts of activities are expected of them, this should be updated with the SU's changing needs. There should be regular reviews, It is a process of continually listening and focusing on what is important to the SU now and in the future, the individual and you should be involved in discussion about how it is working and whether any parts need changing and if the SU's needs are being met.
It is vital that we make sure that the SU is central throughout the process, we must gather all relevant information about their life and needs. Very often you will only be caring for and supporting people when they are in a vulnerable position. The quality of care that you can provide will be improved if you have knowledge of the whole person, not just the current circumstances, this knowledge can help us better understand why people may behave in a certain way.
2 Be able to work in a person-centred way
Person centred planning is a way of helping people to think about what they want now and in the future.
It is about supporting people to plan their lives, work towards their goals...