This page is designed to answer the following questions:
- 1.4 Explain why competence includes using own behaviour to model person-centred values and practice (Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care, Personal development in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings)
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As a lead adult care practitioner, you can demonstrate competence by role-modelling person-centred values in your own practice. This will show others that you understand the importance of a person-centred approach and are able to integrate it into your day-to-day practice.
In addition, role modelling supports the personal development of less experienced team members because they will observe what best practice looks like and try to emulate it in their own work. This results in more competent and confident team members, which leads to better experiences for service users.
Modelling can also be linked to high performance in care workers. In fact, a study (Perry, 2008) showed that a group of nurses that were considered to be ‘exemplary’ by their colleagues were also excellent role models.