A2:The responsibilities of people who work in health and social settings

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what are policies?
they are detailed descriptions of the approach and often the specific procedures that should be followed, in caring for clients.
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what are procedures?
written instructions outlining expected and required routines care staff must follow in specific situations
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what does safeguarding mean?
polices ensuring that children and vulnerable adults are protected from harm, abuse and neglect. Also, their health and well being is promoted
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what is the equality policy?
created under the equality act 2010. ensures people are treated based on their abilities. treats part time staff equally and challenges inequality.
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how does the equality policy promote health and well being?
by making sure all individuals and their self-esteem is protected from physical/mental abuse that maybe associated with bullying
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what are the polices and procedures in a care setting?
Health & Saftey Policy. Equality & Diversity Policy. Medication Policy. Safeguarding Policy. DBS Referral Policy. Death of Resident Procedure. Complaints Policy.
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who is able to prescribe medication?
Doctors originally but some nurses have undergone training and taken on the role of a nurse prescriber.
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what are self-help gorups?
groups formed by people who share a common issue that they wish to address. Members provide advice, support and care for each other.
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what are some examples of agencies that support individuals?
Age Uk, MIND, YoungMIND, RNIB, Alzheimers Society
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what is the purpose of rehabilitation?
process of restoring a person to good health following surgery, an accident or other illnesses, including recovery from addiction
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who are the rehabilitation programmes for?
particularly important for someone after a heart attack or a stroke or following an accident that has significantly reduced mobility or reaction speed.
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what may rehabilitation require support from?
physiotherapists, occupational therapists, counsellors, psychotherapists
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what is psychotherapy?
type of therapy used to treat emotional health conditions, usually by talking to a trained therapist on-to-one or in a group
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what are complementary therapies?
a range of treatments designed to treat the whole person rather than the symptoms of their disease. e.g. acupuncture, aromatherapy
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what is conventional medical treatment?
system of treating on individual's symptoms & diseases by using drugs, radiation, or surgery administrated by medical doctors/other healthcare professionals
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what does providing equipment & adaption do to help support people and make them more independent?
equipment provided to support people to make sure they stay independent throughout daily life. Reasons for needing support is identified by physiotherapist/occupational therapists. Dr/Nurses refer to therapists.
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what are some examples of equipment that helps independence for people in relation to hygiene?
walk-in baths, non-slip bath mats, hand rails, bath lifts/hoists, adapted taps, bed pans & commodes
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what is halal?
Arabic; denoting or relating to meat prepared as prescribed by Muslim law.
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what is kosher?
(of food, or premises in which food is sold, cooked, or eaten) satisfying the requirements of Jewish law.
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what is gluten?
a mixture of two proteins present in cereal grains, especially wheat, which is responsible for the elastic texture of dough.
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what are vegetarians?
don't eat meat/any animal-based products - includes jelly
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what are vegans?
don't eat meat/any animal-related products, including eggs, cheese, cows/goat milk
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what do muslims and jews eat?
don't eat pork, they require meat to be killed/prepared for consumption. Muslims eat halal; jews eat kosher
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what do hindus and sikhs not eat?
beef
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what do people with coeliac disease require?
a gluten free diet
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what can people have a reaction to?
nuts, strawberries, dairy, shell fish.
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what is an example of equipment for washing and how does it promote independence?
walk in baths - promote independence by allowing people to need minimal support from others when bathing.
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what is an example of equipment for toiletting and how does it promote independence?
toilet frame - promotes independence by allowing people to support them self slowly to the toilet, reducing the risk of injury
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what is an example of equipment for eating and how does it promote independence?
easy grip cutlery - promotes independence as individuals are able to feed themselves and become less reliant on others
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