Title Developing training modules for staff on Aging and Disability issues
Project Number 518175-LLP-1-2011-1-LU-LEONARDO-LMP
Product Module VI Taking Care: Complex Professional Stance
Title Module VI Taking Care: Complex Professional Stance
Product Type modules
Marketing Text The aim of this module is to offer care staff the necessary tools for reflection in order that they can implement an ethical, quality approach, which contributes to creating the conditions required to safeguard the will and rights of those in care. It promotes an holistic approach to the person and their medical and social care through the recognition of their own identity and individuality, with the greatest possible respect for their choices and intimacy
Section 1 - Professional Caregiving
This section is concerned with helping the trainee to analyse their own professional practice, how to avoid the trap of their own perceptions and awareness of the cognitive processes and biases that may influence how they deal with ageing people with intellectual disabilities
Section 2 - An Appropriate Methodological Approach for Older people with Disabilities
As there is no ‘user guide’ on how to ‘take ‘care’ of older people, this section aims to promote an attitude and standards of conduct.based on a framework that sees the carere’s main task as being that of compensating for the difficulties that the individual faces in order for them to live a normal life.
The trainee will be helped to take the specific issues of intellectual disability into consideration in their use of suitable methodologies and tools for ‘real-life’situations.
Section 3 - Supporting Older people with Disabilities in their life course
Based on case vignettes and exercises the trainee will look at how to develop more personalised and participatory approaches to understanding the details of people’s lives, their needs and their expectations. Trainees are encouraged to consider ways in which they and other professionals and/or team members can ensure that the thorough assessment of, and commitment to provide for, diverse and individual needs can take priority over the needs of organisations or systems to prioritise their own and most expedient solutions and resources.
Section 4 - Bientraitance (‘Well-treatment’ or Welfare): A Guide to Caregiving
This concerns an approach that comes from a humanist value system and is not limited to being the opposite of ill-treatment. It involved working with the abilities and personal qualities and resources of the individual being cared for to support them in their own ‘life-project’. It is a dynamic process that also involved continual improvement of practice, always being vigilant and listening to the person, their friends and family. Whilst the approach prioritises ‘taking into account’ over ‘taking charge, it is also mindful of the need to protect vulnerable individuals from harm and abuse.
Target group Staff working with Ageing People with ID
After successfully completing this module the trainee should have acquired the following competencies:
• To be able to understand the importance and also the cautions of this model
• To recognise the significant differences in approaches that would distinguish this approach from ones that are likely to lead to harm or neglect
• To understand the use of a ‘Concerted Action’ tool in this context
• To be able to apply strategies in relation to caregiving within this conceptual framework.
Area of application Social and Heathcare services