PWCS 36 UNDERSTAND PERSON-CENTRED APPROACHES IN ADULT SOCIAL CARE SETTINGS
Person centred care is about putting the client at the heart of all decisions about planning their care needs. Working in a partnership with them in developing and assessing their needs to suit their health care thats needed, their wishes and choices and dignity respected. Also in promoting their independance and giving them their choices and control in their lives and working with them as a team alongside other care proffessionals and family members but respecting their privacy at all times.
Person-centred values must influence all aspects of social care work to provide a supporting role in an individuals life. To ensure they live their lives the way they wish to. Every person has the same rights as you, they just need assistance, care and support to achieve their goals in their lives. The level of care and support will depend on their level of independence.
Person-centred values should influence all aspects of social care work as this is a law requirement, (human rights act 1998, health and social act and code of practice for social care workers). Using person-centred values in health and social care setting helps to avoid a discriminatory practice and promotes and supports and individuals right to equal opportunities, independance, choice, dignity and safety. Health care workiers need to enable an individual to participate in making decisions about their lifestyle, care and treatment. To support them and respect them in their rights and beliefs.
It is very important to find out an individuals history, preferences, wishes and needs to enable you to put together an apropriate care plan. This information assists you in the individuals day to day needs and level of requirements and their wishes that they have expressed. It can also inform you of any behaviour problems, speech,hearing or sight problems and what they use to assist them.