Reflecting on your practice is important as it allows you to identify the area you need to improve on. for example, a communication course. You may ask to go on this course as you find it difficult to understand what is being communicated this would benefit yourself ,service user and also ensure your meeting care standard and expectations within social work.
My own values, experience and belief systems may affect own approach, attitudes and working practice in a health and social care setting working as a care assistant for individual living with early dementia also, because in such health care environment everybody has different values, experiences and belief systems. My circle of influence, what I believe, what is important for me and what is acceptable from my point of view will be different than everybody else. The way I grow up, which method of communication is use within my family members and what is into my heart will forge differences. Everybody thinks differently, that means working in a health and social care setting stress the point to understand that each individual is unique, and recognizing our individual differences. These can be along the dimensions of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, physical abilities, religious beliefs, political beliefs, or other ideologies. This is what diversity is about. If I allow my own preferences to dominate my work with other people colleagues, individuals living with dementia, I will fail to perform to the standards of a professional care assistant