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Evaluate the use of care plans in applying person-centred values

Qualification: Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care
Unit name: Implement person-centred approaches in care settings
Learning outcome: 1. Understand how to promote the application of person-centred approaches in care settings
Assessment criteria: 1.2 Evaluate the use of care plans in applying person-centred values

Care plans are an essential tool for the application of person-centred values because they will contain information about the individual’s unique needs, wishes and preferences.

By reading an individual’s care plan, care staff are able to provide care in a personalised way.

For example, the care plan will detail the foods that the individual likes to eat, which can support care staff in meal planning or what clothes the individual likes to wear. This supports the person-centred values of choice and individuality. The care plan may also contain information about how the individual would like personal care to be performed, which supports dignity, respect and choice.

The care plan should be developed in collaboration with the individual so that they are able to voice their opinions about how their care is delivered. This supports the person-centred values of choice, independence and partnership.

Working with all of these values supports an individual’s right to receive care in a way that is personalised to them.