Qualification: Level 4 Certificate in Principles of Leadership and Management for Adult Care (RQF)
Unit: Unit 18: Decision Making in Adult Care
Learning outcome: 3 Understand how to review decision-making
Assessment criteria: 3.2 Analyse the importance of monitoring the effects of decisions made and identifying learning points
- Monitoring the Effects of Decisions:
- Assessing Outcomes: Monitoring helps to assess whether the decision made is having the intended positive impact on the individual’s wellbeing and quality of life.
- Identifying Unforeseen Consequences: Monitoring can identify unexpected or unintended consequences that may need to be addressed.
- Ensuring Accountability: Regular monitoring ensures that the decision made is being followed through and that everyone involved is accountable for their roles in implementing the decision.
- Demonstrating Compliance: Monitoring the effects of decisions is part of demonstrating compliance with care standards, regulations, and the individual’s care plan.
- Identifying Learning Points:
- Continuous Improvement: By identifying what worked well and what could have been done differently, learning points can inform future decision-making processes and help to continually improve the quality of care.
- Personal and Professional Development: Reflecting on the decision-making process and its outcomes can contribute to a care supervisor’s personal and professional development, enhancing their decision-making skills and knowledge.
- Informing Training and Development: Learning points can be shared with the wider team to enhance collective learning and development. This could inform future training, policy development, and practice guidelines.
- Encouraging a Learning Culture: Identifying and discussing learning points encourages a culture of continuous learning and improvement within the care team. It shows that mistakes or challenges are viewed as opportunities to learn and grow.
- By monitoring the effects of decisions and identifying learning points, a care supervisor can ensure that decisions are effectively implemented, continually improve the quality of care, and contribute to a learning culture within the care team.