Unit name: Implement Person-Centred Approaches in Care Settings
Learning outcome: 1. Understand person-centred approaches for care and support
Assessment criteria: 1.2 Explain why it is important to work in a way that embeds person-centred values
In the last section, we looked at what person-centred values are. On this page, we will explore why it is important to work in a way that embeds person-centred values in all aspects of your practice.
Primarily, working with a person-centred approach has a positive impact on an individual’s overall wellbeing. Being able to make their own choices and be as independent as possible increases self-esteem and self-confidence and ensures that individuals have control over their lives.
Lack of control can lead to a variety of negative outcomes, such as depression, anger and withdrawal. Individuals will not feel valued or respected, there will be a lack of trust and best practices will not be adhered to, resulting in poor-quality care.
In addition, working in a way that embeds person-centred values ensures that your practice is legal, ethical and falls in line with standards, such as the Code of Conduct, as well as providing safe, high-quality care.