9.1b. Explain how these conditions may influence a person’s needs in relation to the care that they may require.

The conditions discussed in the previous section can influence a person’s needs in a number of different ways. Individuals may need support or additional aid to help them deal with their conditions. For example, an individual with anxiety may need treatments such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to help alleviate their symptoms.

As has been mentioned, needs also vary from individual to individual. Some individuals may only need a single treatment session while others may need more long-term treatment as part of their care. It is important that you identify what conditions could influence a person’s needs by noticing the symptoms discussed in the previous section so you can adjust their care to account for this.

If you are unsure about a person’s needs and how to meet them, you can speak to your manager. They will be able to tell you how an individual’s needs are assessed in your workplace and what to do about it.

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