The values that sit within person-centred care are: individuality, rights, privacy, choice, independence, dignity, respect, and partnership. Treat the people you support with respect, compassion and dignity. Recognise their uniqueness, and make them and their support network, partners in all aspects of their care.
Compassion is how care is given through relationships based on empathy, respect and dignity - it can also be described as intelligent kindness, and is central to how people perceive their care. Always act with compassion and be respectful of each other and the people you care for. Take every opportunity to be mindful of cultural and ethnic diversity and support the individual to make informed decisions and choices independently, within their capacity.
Always treat people fairly, without favouritism or discrimination and value the importance of all human relationships, not just with the people we support, but also our colleagues. Work to strengthen these relationships in order to enhance the well-being of individuals and communities wherever we can.
Integrity is the practice of being honest and showing a consistent and uncompromising adherence to strong moral and ethical principles and values. Members should behave in a manner that supports and advances our professional reputation and will not bring the care working profession, their employer or NACAS into disrepute.
Always practice within your areas of competence, but also strive to continuously develop your professional knowledge, experience and skills, and use those attributes to contribute to the knowledge of the profession as a whole by supporting the development of colleagues and by sharing that knowledge and experience with others. In supporting others with their confidence, yours will grow with it.