In a health and social care setting, person centred values must influence all aspects of health and social care work because those values recognise that the individual is the expert on their own needs and how these should be met. ... The individual is consulted and their views and aspirations inform decision making.
Person-centred values means that the needs of the individual have to be at the centre of everything you do. It means that you have to start with the person and their needs rather than your own. Person-centred values include a focus on the individual and their own personalised needs.
At the heart of person-centred values is the idea that the individual is the centre of their own world. The world is as they see it. They have their own beliefs, opinions, feelings, needs and wants, and experience the world in their own way. This is at the heart of all person-centred work.