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Use own role and authority to support the individual’s right to make choices

Qualification: Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care
Unit name: Implement person-centred approaches in care settings
Learning outcome: 5. Be able to support the individual’s right to make choices
Assessment criteria: 5.2 Use own role and authority to support the individual’s right to make choices

Your own role and authority may be used to support an individual’s right to make choices.

You may need to provide information and support to co-workers, which can also mean challenging bad practice, for example, if a team member is making decisions on behalf of an individual or is not requesting consent before carrying out a care-related activity.

You should also role model good practice in your day-to-day work so that others can see how the promotion of choice looks and they can follow suit.

You may also be required to speak up for an individual if their rights are not being upheld or respected by others, which may include other professionals or family members.