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Assessment of the Care Package for John Smith

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´╗┐Assessment of Care Package: John Smith This report is about John Smith. John is 33 years old and has several medical conditions, and needs caring for 24/7. John cannot talk so has a book to communicate with people. Although John cannot communicate verbally, he does have a sense of humour, personality, and characteristics, which make him different to everyone else. John may be different in many ways to others, but this does not mean that he should be treated any differently to others. The purpose of this report is to explain how the application of values and principles enable professionals to provide holistic care. John suffers from Epilepsy, Cerebral Palsy, Poor Blood Circulation, Osteoporosis, Scoliosis, and Chest Infections. John also has many other issues that he needs help with. To ensure that all his needs are fulfilled, individuals need to read his entire book. John's book also tells individuals how John lives his life from when he wakes up, to when he goes to sleep. Principles and Values to Support John's Care Programme John has the right to have principles of care. Principles are based on values. They are guidelines on the right way to behave, and will include John's own personal code of conduct. ...read more.


To communicate John blinks, so when talking to him you could give him options, and then ask him to blink at the option he wants. Individuals should also ensure that they talk to him appropriately. John's social needs also need to be met. To ensure this happens John could go to a daycare centre, and participate in different activities with others. He could also be taken out on day trips to many different places, such as the zoo, shopping centres, and parks. Ensuring Anti-Discriminatory Practice While looking after John, individuals need to ensure that he is not discriminated in anyway. To ensure that no discriminatory practice takes place individuals need to treat John equally, but not the same, as other individuals. To ensure anti-discriminatory practice takes place, all professional individuals need to read John's book, so that they know all his personal information. John's views also need to be taken into account. He will need to be asked, and have options to respond to, if he feels that he is being discriminated against. Benefits to an Holistic Approach Holistic Approach means that all professionals work together, to ensure that the quality of care given is at a good standard. ...read more.


To ensure this plan works, it will need reviewing every so often, and then possibly changing, if John's health has changed. If the support plans eventually need changing, they should be changed as soon as possible, to ensure that John is receiving the quality of care that he has the right to. Potential Issues when Writing and Implementing a Support Care Plan There are several potential issues with writing and implementing a support plan for John. John's carers may not treat John in the same way. This could affect him because he may not like being messed around with different routines constantly. To ensure that John receives consistent care from everyone that looks after him, carers and John's parents could write a diary during the day, and ensure it is left for the next carer. Carers or his parents could also do handover notes, so everyone knows how John is doing. Communication is vital when taking care of any individual, especially John. In John's care plan there may be many people involved. This could lead to poor communication, resulting in severe consequences for John. To ensure that individuals communicate with each other, individuals could have regular meetings with each other. While John is in their care, they have to ensure they do everything to keep him healthy. ...read more.

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