Unit21 Lo1

What are rights of individuals

Choice

Confidentiality

Equal & fair treatment

Consultation

Protection from abuse and harm

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What is choice

It gives individuals control over their lives and promote independence eg should be given choice to join in activities

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Confidentiality

Personal information and medication should be kept secure

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Equal & fair treatment

Everyone should be given the same opportunity

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Consultation

Individual should be asked for their opinions and views

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Protection from abuse and harm

All care setting should follow safeguarding to protect everyone

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Why it’s important to maintain individuals rights

  • makes people feel valued and raise their self esteem
  • empowers them and gives them control over their lives
  • feel safe in the care setting
  • proved equality of access to services
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How can care workers support individuals

  • by using effective communication
  • by providing advocacy
  • by providing up to date information
  • by challenging discrimination behaviour
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