5N0758: Reflect On Importance Of Building Positive Relationships Within The Care Sector: Care Support Coursework, OC, Ireland


Journal No. 1: Reflect on importance of building positive relationships within the care sector Guidelines for this journal would involve addressing each of the following:

  • Reflect on types of relationships you have had with a client OR person you have cared for and the effects, impact, influence on you.
  • Reflect on the importance of building a trusting relationship.
  • Reflect on your coping strategies, how would you or did you cope with the challenges experienced.Journal No. 2: Reflect on interpersonal issues and importance of respecting diversity within the care sector, Guidelines for this journal would involve addressing each of the following:
  • Reflect on knowledge of the diverse needs of people in need of care and why it is important to be aware of diversity.
  • Reflect on key interpersonal skills required to work with clients who have diverse needs and areas you feel you can improve on.

Journal No. 3: Reflection on key interpersonal skills as a care worker. Guidelines for this journal would include addressing, strengths, challenges, level of competence in the following areas:

  • Practical skills.
  • Safeguarding the clients’ privacy and dignity.
  • Empathy and respect.
  • Maintaining client confidentiality.
  • The importance of promoting independence and self-esteem for the client.

Journal No. 4: Reflect on your personal effectiveness as a care worker.
In this journal reflect on your personal strengths and weakness in each of the following areas below and identify how you can improve on same.

  • Communication skills (non-verbal, verbal, reporting, documentation).
  • Punctuality & Time management.
  • Coping with stress.
  • Relationship with co-workers /peers /management.
  • Organisational skills.
  • Receiving guidance, feedback and direction.
  • Ability to work within a team.
  • Reflective Practice and professional development.

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