Health and Social Care Unit 2 Responsibilities of people who work in health and social care settings

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  • Responsibilities of people who work in health and social care settings
    • Following policies and procedures in health and social care
      • health and safety policy
      • medication policy
      • equality and diversity policy
      • safeguarding policy
      • DBS referral policy
      • death of a resident policy
      • complaints policy
    • Healing and supporting recovery of those who are ill
      • Prescribing medication
        • Traditionally a doctors role but now also norse prescriber
        • sometimes carried out by dentists, chiropodists and physio
      • Surgery
        • for example to remove tumours or replace joints
        • other professionals involved in recovery from surgery eg occupational therapists
      • Radiotherapy
        • used to treat cancers, benign tumours, some blood disorders
      • Organ Transplant
        • moving a body part from one person to another or from one location in the body to another
      • Support for Lifestyle Changes
        • counselling and self help groups
      • accessing support from specialist agencies
        • Age UK
        • Mind/ YoungMind
        • Alzheimer's society
        • RNIB
    • Enabling rehabilitation
      • to help a person recover from an accident or serious illness
      • May include support from physio, occupational therapists, counsellors and psychotherapists
    • providing equipment and adaptations to support people in being more independent
      • can be temporary or permanent
      • Equipment to increase mobility
        • walking sticks
        • wheelchairs
        • stairlifts
        • adapted cars
      • appliances to support daily living activities
        • cutlery with thick light handles
        • walk in bath/ showers
        • bath/ shower seats
        • raised toilet seats
      • technology and other resources that support educational achievement
        • adapted computers
        • additional time in exams
        • wheelchair access
    • providing personal care
      • must be approached with thoughtfulness and sensitivity
      • discussed with service user
      • may use equiptment
        • bath lifts
        • commodes
        • hand rails
      • can be religious and cultural differences
        • Muslims and Hindus use a bidet instead of toilet paper
        • Hindus and muslims prefer to be looked after by the same sex
      • feeding can also be an issue
        • vegetarianism
        • veganism
        • muslims-halal
        • Jews-kosher
        • allergies
        • coeliac disease
    • Supporting routines of service users
      • attending to social, emotional, spiritual and educational needs
      • help service users to develop fulfilling and satisfying daily life
    • assessment of care and support planning
      • assessing the needs of the individual
      • aggreeing on a plan
      • evaluating the effectiveness of the plan
      • cyclical process where changes can be implemented at any point

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