1.1 explain what reflective practice is
reflectove practice is when you take a moment to stop and really think about what it is you do in your line of work and practice. We tend to find ourselves becoming mundane to our everyday lives, including our job roles, its human nature to become comfortable. This is why it is important to conciously analyse our decision making and draw on theory and relate to it when we are in practice.
By really taking the time to sit back, analyze and evaluate what it is you do in everyday practice, you soon learn to expand on your knowledge by appreciating the fulll extent of your responsibilities, behaviour and attitutde in the work place and how you adapt to certain situatuoins, treatments and learning needs.
By taking time to apprectiate what it is you actually do as a profession and really to fully appreciate it, that is when you begin to better and modify your practice.
When doing so, make syre that you right your ideas and reflections down, as this process can help clarify thought. This will also let you share your thoughts, feeling and ideas with others if need be in the future.
1.2 explain the importance of reflective practice in continuously improving the quality of service provided
the importance of refleting on your own practice at work is essential for highlighting your weknesses from your strengths. To be able to focus on them weaknesses in order for you to improve them. When identifyin the area in which you need to improve upon, for example, communication skills with those who have dementia, you can then enquire about further studies, courses and advice from other collegues, seniors and your line manager. By analayzing your methods of work from previous scenarios, you can then ask yourself what would you have done differently, how would you tackle the task next time in order for it to be more effective? How could I have made it better? By doing so, you are noy only benefiting yourself by broadening your knowledge so that in the future you may be able to help others, but your service users and othe members of staff will only be reassured that you are providing the standard of care that has been set out with expectations from those in the social care sector.
1.3explain how standards inform reflective practice in adult social care
although we all have our own styke and methods of working. We all have to adhere to the same codes, legislations and guidelines, where standards have been set for all of us have been trained to aim for and maintain. When reflecting on these guidelines, you may use them to think about the way you work and whether or not you are meeting the standards that have been set. If at any point you feel that your work in comparison to the code of practise isnt to a level of satisfaction, this is where you then reflect on how you can make changes and improvement to your work methods.
They are there to enable us to gain proffessional development and provide a way to identify good practice.
1.4 describe how own values, belief systems and expereinces may affect working practice
every individual is unique, as is their personalities, beliefs, religions and opinions. They are there to be respected and not questioned. To be understood not dis-believed, and they are certainly not there to be forced upon to others. If at any point a person is treated differently because of their belief and opinions, conflict will soon arise. Not everybody has to agree on their outlook on life, these outlooks are what make us our own person, however, by listening and trying to understand as oppose to being naïve and ignorant, you will soon benefit from a stronger sense of communication and respect for one another and eachtohers ideas and values.
You will find that this is extremely common in a social care setting, and although it is very important that each service user is treated euqally and as fairly as the next, they