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Question: Level 5 Diploma Management/Leadership in Health and Social Care

Unit 518 Assess the individual in a health and social care setting (SS 5.1)

Performance evidence record. Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5.
Bedford College

Answer: Assessing service users’ needs in the past was conducted mainly by social workers through using bureaucratic models. These models did not take much accountability of service users’ points of views. Also, they were most likely to exclude carers in the whole process of assessment.

Smale and Tuson have contributed towards modern assessments of individuals’ needs by introducing new methods of assessments. In their book – Empowerment, Assessment, Care Management and the Skilled Worker, 1993 they distinguish three main models of assessments – Questioning, Procedural and Exchange model.

The Questioning model relies mainly on the assessor’s skill and knowledge. Thus, he is expected to be an expert on individuals’ lives, needs and wishes. The other disadvantage of this model is the fact that the questions might be limited or the language used might be not very well understood ...(short extract)

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  • Subject: Health and Social Care
  • Course: Unit 518 Assessing the individual
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 3450
  • Date submitted: February 22, 2013
  • Date written: February, 2013
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 4514

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