Self Awareness In Social Care

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Explain the importance of self-awareness for the practitioner in Social Care. Support your answer with examples from course material and other relevant material.
Self-awareness is getting to know your attitudes, feels and values. It focuses on the effects we have on others. “Self-awareness involves understanding out characteristic responses to situations so that we can build on our positive qualities and be wary of any negative ones that may get in the way of effective practice.” (Thompson, 2015, p.3). Self-awareness is important for Social Care practitioners to make them aware of their beliefs and values and to make sure they aren’t biased in their work. It is important for social care practitioners to