Caring skills and techniques

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Encouraging
Motivating and supporting individuals through difficult times and procedures.
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Showing approval
Giving/awarding individuals with praise.
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Creating trust
Building relationships, maintaining confidentiality and being consistent.
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Gaining compliance
Giving reasons and giving choices without coercion.
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Social perception
Being able to recognise an individuals feelings and needs.
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Observation
Visual observation, noticing changes in behaviour, food intake and wakefulness, as well as medical observations including measuring temperature and blood pressure.
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Disengagement
Temporarily moving away to enable an individual to calm down, 'time out'.
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Distraction
Providing a temporary distraction to divert and individual from their own anxiety or pain, teaching an individual to develop their own distraction techniques.
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Physical contact
To provide appropriate psychological security or approval.
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Modelling
Using only acceptable behaviour so that the individual can learn to act in a similar way.
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Working alongside
Engaging in the same activities as the individual to provide motivation, support and encouragement.
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Setting challenges
Suggesting achievable targets to an individual will improve stimulation and confidence.
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Safe working practises
Lifting, hygiene practises, maintaining own safety.
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Card 2

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Giving/awarding individuals with praise.

Back

Showing approval

Card 3

Front

Building relationships, maintaining confidentiality and being consistent.

Back

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Card 4

Front

Giving reasons and giving choices without coercion.

Back

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Card 5

Front

Being able to recognise an individuals feelings and needs.

Back

Preview of the back of card 5
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