Unit 18: Decision Making in Adult Care

This unit is part of the Level 4 Certificate in Principles of Leadership and Management for Adult Care (RQF) and has the following learning outcomes and assessment criteria:

  1. 1 Understand effective decision-making
    1. 1.1 Explain a range of situations for which decisions can be required in adult care
    2. 1.2 Analyse key stages in decision-making processes whether formal and informal
    3. 1.3 Explain the different meanings of ‘data, ’information’ and ‘intelligence’ and how each contributes to decision-making
    4. 1.4 Explain how to use evidence based practice to inform effective decision making
    5. 1.5 Evaluate the purposes and benefits of engaging with colleagues, individuals, their families, carers and others, and respecting their contributions during the decisionmaking process
    6. 1.6 Explain how to structure ideas, information and recommendations to maximise their effectiveness in decision-making
    7. 1.7 Explain how to review the information gathered in order to make a valid and evidence-based decision
  2. 2 Understand communication for decisionmaking
    1. 2.1 Explain the importance and methods for communicating with those involved in the decision-making process, including those using services and their families
    2. 2.2 Outline the range of stakeholders to whom a decision may need to be communicated
    3. 2.3 Explain how to present decisions, conclusions and rationales cogently to different stakeholders so that the decision wins support
  3. 3 Understand how to review decision-making
    1. 3.1 Evaluate the decision-making process, including the use of own research and thought processes, and the contributions made by others
    2. 3.2 Analyse the importance of monitoring the effects of decisions made and identifying learning points
    3. 3.3 Explain ways to record and disseminate learning points so that future decisionmaking in the service can be improved

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