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Ethics and values

You can tell us about a reflection on your values to evidence that you have met standard 4.8

Ethics and values

4.8: Reflect on my own values and challenge the impact they have on my practice.

Why reflecting on your values is important

Your personal values affect your professional judgement and can influence your actions, behaviour and decisions. You apply your values when making decisions, so it’s important that you are able to examine those values and assess how they influence your judgement.

It’s also important to respect the values of others (as long as they don’t pose harm or risk to others), even where they are different to your own. You must not allow these differences to affect your work. Instead, you should use them to challenge yourself and reflect on how they affect your practice.

What you could do

You should identify your values and understand why they are important to you. Reflect on your values regularly as they may change because you or things in your life change. Compare your values to those of others, reflecting on the differences and their impact on your practice.

How to record reflections on your values in your online account

Think about your practice and reflect on the decisions you’ve made. How may your values have influenced the decisions you’ve made and the outcomes?

Record the reflection on your values on your online account, highlighting any changes you’ve made as a result and detailing the impact it has had on your practice.

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