Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Explain how standards inform reflective practice in adult social care

To work accordance with codes of practice and conduct a social care worker must:
  • Protect the rights and promote the interests of service users and carers
  • Delivery of care must be person centred
  • Be accountable for the quality of their work and take responsibility for maintaining and improving their knowledge and skills
All of the above standards can only be maintained if we reflect on our practice and adhere to improve our knowledge and skills. In order to promote service users interests, we have to find out service users best interests at first. Not every service user we may come across is capable to express their interest or chose what best for them. For this reason, we require to find out the best interest for every individual service user, by implementing various practices and evaluating each practice.

In order to deliver care according to person centred, we have to take into account individuality of every service user. Every individual is different and so should be our approaches and practices, to deliver services effectively. In order to provide service according to unique individuality of every service user, we have to reflect on our practice to find out best practices for each individual. 

When we will reflect on our practices, we have to evaluate our own performance to find out areas we need improving our knowledge and skills. Without evaluating our performance we will not be able to identify needs for improving knowledge and skills. It is very important to have our knowledge and skills up to date for gaining public trust in health and social care sector.

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