In the case ofNusrat Petal, as she is incapable of caring for herself, she will be requiredto have an individual with her at all times when support is needed. E.g.
if shehas an epileptic fit. She will need somebody who can deal with the situationright away. Also due to the fact that Nusrat suffers from learning difficultiesmakes it necessary that she has more individual care. However it may difficultfor an individual to be empathetic when caring for Nusrat and unable to build arapport with her as she may form an inappropriate bond with them as sheattaches herself very easily to those who show kindness and are caring towardsNusrat. However, Nusrat may become highly dependent upon this individual notonly for assisted needs but for her own independent needs that she is capableof doing herself. This may result in reduction of independence and moreincreased dependency on her mother. This can cause her condition to worsen asshe will be unable to function adequately enough to have some independence. HoweverNusrat will need her own independence in order to gain responsibility over someaspects of her life.
This may cause stress and anxiety within Nusrat as she mayfeel like she cannot overcome issues. This is where an empathetic volunteerwould be needed to help her regain confidence by empowering Nusrat as they willsupport her with dealing with any issues. This in conclusion is a great way topromote her reliance as the empathetic volunteer will be empowering Nusrat, shemay feel confident enough to do things without support. According to Bowlby’smonotropy theory, Nusrat is a child of secure attachment, this is due to hermother providing much more then the necessities. The quality of care providedby Nusrats mother is huge, she has to not only feed Nusrat and provide housingbut she is responsible for washing, bathing, and supporting Nusrat in feelingconfident in herself, this also contributes to the notion that Nusrat shouldnot have a biological related advocate. If Nusrats advocate was a relation of somekind, especially if it was her mother then the advocate’s ideas of what is thebest for Nusrat would be enforced over what Nusrat wants for herself. Having anon-biological advocate allows Nusrat to dictate what happens in her own lifein relation to her care without being subjected to the wishes and wants of hermother. This will allow Nusrat to gain more independence as she will be makingher own decisions via the advocate.
This therefore shows that Nusrat isautonomous as she is trusting the advocate to make decisions on her behalf andin conclusion forming a relationship with this individual, as well as this shewill feel and act confidently, secure in the knowledge that her needs are beingefficiently met. In addition to this she is shown as being autonomous as she isconfident enough to make decisions independently.