Self-awareness and the support worker

David Stonehouse

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Within this article, the author will be discussing the important issue of self-awareness and what this means for the support worker in everyday practice. What does being self-aware mean and how can it support the delivery of quality care? The concept of having emotional intelligence will be highlighted and the Johari Window will be discussed as a way to explore and develop personal self-awareness. Self-awareness is closely linked to reflective practice and this will also be explored, before looking at self-awareness for leadership. Clear links to the Code of Conduct for Healthcare Support Workers and Adult Social Care Workers in England will be made throughout.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)479-481
Number of pages3
JournalBritish Journal of Healthcare Assistants
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2 Oct 2015
Externally publishedYes


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