Principals of Health and Social Care

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Principles of Health andSocial Care
Working at health and social unit are based on standards which are referred to itsprinciples. It includes some standards that are essentially followed by different health careprofessionals doctors, experts, service providers. It is for initiating health quality in carer andtreatment provided by them to the care users (Theisen, 2013). The era has been come out, wherethese care providers are working with multicultural society and their services (Pardeck, 2002).They follow the aspect of valuing diversity where influence of culture on health has been highlyfocused by different health professionals. Concentration on application of legislation and ruleshave also been put at their practices and workplace for providing best care possible as per theirdefined principles. With the help of this essay, the efforts are made to put deep insight intounderstanding of various approaches to principles of health and social care. This has beenanalyzed well with the help of different case studies which acted as an evidence to provide rightdirection to the present essay. 1.1Principles of support defined as key principle within HSC practice that generally focuseson maintaining health of the patients by providing them quality services. There are different keyprinciples of care and support that are provided by care worker within the HSC setting that is-They promote effective communication process within the setting that assists in buildingrelationships.Encouraging policies and code of practices within setting. Maintaining privacy of patient’s personal information.Promoting individualized care within the HSC. Protecting patients, staff or colleagues from harm and abuse. Encouraging empowerment, safety and dignity of the service users. Respecting diversity of patients in HSC setting. From the above identified principles of support and care two different principles ofsupport are applied within the HSC to ensure that service users or patients within the setting arecared properly. For instance; belief and culture of patients in HSC varies from individual toindividual. Therefore, as care worker in ABC home they must respect the patient’s culture andbelief so that they can render proper treatment and service according to their requirement. On theother hand, care worker may also focuses on implementing the computerised system within HSC2
so that they can properly record and store the patient’s information related with their health andmental condition. The principles of support are applied to ensure that individuals are cared for in health andsocial care practice. It is considered as primary aspect which is addresses by various healthprofessionals and care providers. The core lies in maintaining quality and treatment in completefavour of patient and their rights. In this regard, every decision that are taken are known topatients. In this regard, their, respect, culture and belief are not violated. For instance, therecording of patient’s data is kept by service users. This is helpful in preparing the best of careplan for them. Various health care centres follows the person-centered approach which act as asupport in delivering right decision making. Principle of support is crucially followed in givingtreatment and care. This is required so as to acknowledge service user with the procedure oftreatment and privacy of the care user (The Wimpole Street Principles, 2001). Self care isrequired to be developed in patients. Employees working in HSC unit must possess knowledgeregarding services. It should be well equipped with modern technology. Lastly, the principles tosupport must ensure employee participation in risk management. This is to ensure effectiveworking at HSC. 1.2One of the most important objectives at HSC, is to promote and maintain safe andcomfortable environment. There is need to ensure procedures that protect clients, patients andcolleagues from harm at workplace (Juth, 2013). Harm is defined as physical injury or damage toan individual. On the other hand, abuse refer to cruel or violence behaviour of individual toanother individual. Within the HSC setting there are different example of harm that occurs forexample, under-feeding the elderly patient that may affect their health, stealing cash, providingwrong medicines to the patients and service users of HSC setting etc. these are some of theexample that result in arousing the situation of harm within the setting. Therefore, as a managerthey must outline proper procedure as well as interventions for safeguarding patients, clients andcolleagues from the harm that is there must be proper training of the care worker related withusing the medical equipment so that they may not harm the patients. Furthermore, for protectingthe patients, staff and colleagues from the harm manager must also monitors the activities of careworker by ensuring spot checks, CCTVs, taking feedback from clients and family members3
regarding the services of care practitioners so that they may not engage in any harmful activities.Different kinds of harm such as physical, financial, psychological harms are required to beidentified. Ensuring safe and harmless environment for every employee should be assessed well.Standards are addressed properly for the benefit of the employees (Lomax and Ellis, 2001). Forinstance, at the time of handling the mental patient, the care worker must ensure the safety ofthemselves in regards to physical or psychological harm. Another example is while providingcare to old age or children, there is need to take care of their emotional well-being as well.Similarly, the employees must ensure the safety of colleagues as well with respect to anycomplex problem. The network should be close and effective with respect to the attitude andbehaviour that must take clients and service user as well.1.3Person-centered approach (PCA) is defined as concept that generally focuses onsupporting and accomplishing the different requirement and needs of the patients or their clients.This is made in references to the focus which is laid down on providing care and treatment by thehealth care practitioners. It is about working on the principles of working where need anddemands of the clients are highly taken care (Honkala, 2014). They were engaged in makingdecisions regarding their care so that patients and visitors feel sense of value and individuality.The benefit of this approach lies in encompassing greater benefit of satisfaction to them. Theyfeel happier and always stay active, cooperative and confident to give their valuable service tothe organization. Communication is one more way by which the relationship between is tied instrongest way possible. Healthy interaction and discussion develops clear processing of queriesthereby leads to effective flow of feedback from both ends. The HSC organization where theperson centered approach is followed, the job of care workers becomes more easy and effective. Several benefits of using person-centered approach within the HSC setting include that itsupport in empowering the patients and clients to assess their requirement within the setting.Furthermore, PCA also benefit in enhancing and amending the relationship between patients andservice provider as they will adequately provide proper services to patient. In addition to this, forimproving and amending the well-being of service users and patients HSC setting must practiceperson-centered approach within the setting. However, it will also support in developing newhealth care services so that service provider can render quality treatment to the patients. Despite4

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