Principle of health and social care practice Assignment

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Table of ContentsINTRODUCTION..........................................................................................................................3TASK 1............................................................................................................................................31.1.................................................................................................................................................31.2.................................................................................................................................................41.3.................................................................................................................................................51.4................................................................................................................................................5TASK 2............................................................................................................................................62.1.................................................................................................................................................62.2.................................................................................................................................................72.3.................................................................................................................................................8TASK 3............................................................................................................................................93.1.................................................................................................................................................93.2...............................................................................................................................................103.3...............................................................................................................................................10TASK 4..........................................................................................................................................114.1...............................................................................................................................................114.2...............................................................................................................................................124.3...............................................................................................................................................13REFERENCES.............................................................................................................................14
INTRODUCTIONPrinciples of health and social care are the norms and practices that are being followed atthe centre of health and social care in United Kingdom. Health and Social Care in UK is the termrelated to a set of incorporated or advanced services that are being rendered by practitioners atthese centers in UK (Pereira and et.al., 2008). The purpose of this report is to understand thebasic principles of health and social acre practice that are to be kept in mind and followed at unitof health care. In this report, explanation will be given on how are principles of support and careimplemented in practice of health and social care. Then, the impact of implementation of policyand legislation on practices of organization will be explained. This is followed by understandingof theories that underpin health and social care practice along with own contributions to thedevelopment and implementation of health and social care organizational policy will beexplained.TASK 1ABC Care Home is the centre of health and social care in London and caters the needs ofweak and helpless people. The servicer users belong to different ethnic groups and religiousbackground and have different physical and medical needs. The role of a care worker working inABC Care Home has been assigned.1.1Principles of support within a care home are mainly implemented so as to ensure thatservice users are properly cared for. The main principles of support are confidentiality,promotion of equity and anti discriminatory rights of the service users. These principles areapplied at ABC Care Home as privacy and confidentiality is maintained of the patients especiallyof the elderly ones and their medical information is protected from getting disclosed. All theirpersonal records are kept well protected and safe at the Care Home. No kind of discrimination isallowed to be followed while treating the persons and all are treated with equality irrespective tothe culture and religion they belong to. People of old age are given special services and aideswhich they require according to their medical conditions (Safeguarding Adults: The role ofhealth services, 2011). In addition to this, principle of support assumes that every individual has3
its own identity and belief and as a care worker at ABC Care Home preference is given to thosebeliefs of the service users and they are supported too.Promotion of all rights of all individuals as a principle of support is also being applied atABC Care Home. This involve in ensuring that needs of all people taking service at Care Homeare being known as they belong to different ethnic and socio economic backgrounds and therespective needs are being met also (Price, 2006).Apart from this, other principles of supportthat are being implemented at ABC care home are that all patients and their family members arewell informed of the disease condition of the patient. The family members also have the right toknow the care and medication that is being given to the service users.1.2It is important for any social and health care service unit to take suitable measures so asto protect the clients from harm or abuse. ABC Care Home has also adopted certain proceduresthat help to ensure that patients are protected from harm. In this respect, the current policy ofNational Health Service has outlined certain measures that need to be taken by a health andsocial care centre in order to safeguard the clients and save them from any kind of exploitation.This policy has been implemented atABC Care Home according to which it is the obligation ofthe health care worker to adhere to the strict procedures and policies so that abuse and neglect ofpatients is prevented (Making sure health and social care services work together, 2013).Asservice users come from various ethnic and religious backgrounds therefore, a set of proceduresis required to be followed in ABC Care Home needs to work on the principle of equality andsimilar services for all. Furthermore, in this procedure, the service will be provided on first comefirst serve basis so that rights of clients can be protected. Furthermore, in order to protect therights of colleagues, the procedure should be transparent(Amado and McBride, 2002).Theprocedure starts from scheduling the appointment of patients with practitioners. After this, thepractitioners are being selected on the basis of vacancy and daily work schedule not on the basisof their religion. Thus, equality is promoted in this procedure which is helpful in promoting therights of both clients and colleagues.In addition to this,practitioners atCare Home are responsible for the services theyprovide to the individuals and it is their responsibility to protect their rights and also ensure theirprivacy and confidentiality. Procedures likestrengthening of basic human rights of protectionand equality are also followed within the care home.Apart from this, policies of NHS include4
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