Learning Aim A: The responsibilities of people who work in health&social care settings

What is a policy?
Detailed descriptions of the approach&often the specific procedures that should be followed in caring for clients
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What is a procedure?
Written instructions that outline the expected+required routines that care staff must follow in specific situations, e.g. reporting accidents or administering medicines in order to implement agreed policies
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What is safeguarding?
Policies to ensure that children&vulnerable adults are protected from harm, abuse+neglect+ that their health&wellbeing is promoted
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What do health and social care organisations have guidelines to describe?
The working procedures that should be followed to ensure that the care provided meets service user's needs
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What do policies and procedures aim to ensure?
That all staff and volunteers work within the law and to the highest professional standards
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What might these policies include?
Health&safety policy, equality&diversity policy, medication policy, safeguarding policy, DBS (Disclosing and Barring Service) referral policy, death of a resident procedures, complaints policy
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What is surgery?
Cancerous tumours may be removed using this method. Older people may require joint replacement surgery . H&SC workers in the community have an increasingly important role in supporting people recovering from surgery. this may include visits from the
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What is surgery 2?
district nurse to monitor progress+provide specific treatments, e.g. changing dressings. physiotherapists and OTs support mobility and promote independence in carrying out daily activities. social workers may provide emotional support&ensure that the
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What is surgery 3?
patient is accessing the services available. home care workers may provide practical help in the home, e.g. preparing meals. A patients recovery will continue after discharge from hospital. Community support is particularly necessary as there is a
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What is surgery 4?
trend to discharge people as soon as possible following surgery
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What is support for lifestyle changes?
Changing the pattern of daily routines&habits that are damaging to health can be challenging, but may be very important in improving a person's health. counselling+the support of self-help groups may be crucial in implementing&sustaining lifestyle
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What is support for lifestyle changes 2?
changes, e.g. healthy diet, exercise, reducing the amount of alcohol consumed&stopping smoking. GPs, practice +district nurser can assist individuals to set up self-help groups, e.g. allowing them to use a room in a GP practice
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What is prescribing medication?
This has traditionally been the doctor's role, however, some nurses have undergone additional training+taken on the role of a nurse practitioner.other healthcare practitioners,e.g.dentists,chiropractors,physiotherapists, may prescribe medication
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What is organ transplant?
Involves either moving a body part or organ from 1 person's body to another (allograft) or from 1 part of a person's body to another location in their own body (autograft). The purpose of the transplant is to replace the patient's damaged or absent
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What is organ transplant 2?
organ, e.g. the heart, kidneys, liver, lungs, pancreas and intestines. the most common are the kidneys, liver and heart. A living donor can give one kidney, part of their liver&tissues such as bone marrow. Other transplants come from donors who have
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What is organ transplant 3?
recently died, so in the recovery period following surgery, the person receiving the transplant may require support from a counsellor. highly skilled surgeons&their teams will carry out the transplant. many more care professionals will be involved in
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What is organ transplant 4?
preparing the individual physically&mentally for surgery+caring for the patient following surgery e.g. specialist nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, counsellors&social workers may provide post-operative support
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What is radiotherapy?
This treatment uses high-energy radiation. treatment is planned by skilled radiotherapists working alongside a team that includes radiographers&specially trained nurses. although radiotherapy is often used to treat cancer, it can be used to treat non
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What is radiotherapy 2?
cancerous tumours or other conditions, such as diseases of the thyroid gland&some blood conditions. patients may need support from their G.P. on completion of treatment to ensure full healing. common side effects include of some types of radiotherapy
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What is radiotherapy 3?
include itchiness and peeling or blistering of the skin
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What is a self-help group?
Groups formed by people a common issue that they wish to address. the members provide support, advice and care for each other, e.g. AA (alcohol annoynomous)
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What do many specialist agencies do?
Support and promote the health and wellbeing of service users, especially those who have specific illnesses or disorders. Healthcare professionals can inform their service users about those agencies
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What are agencies that support individuals?
Age UK (older people), MIND (individuals with mental health illnesses), YoungMIND (Individuals 18 or younger with mental health illnesses), RNIB (blind people), Alzheimer's society (people with alzheimer's)
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What is the purpose of rehabilitation?
It is to enable a person to recover from an accident or serious illness and to live as much of an independent life as possible
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Who are rehabilitation programmes particularly important for?
People after a heart attack, stroke or an accident that has significantly reduced their mobility or reaction speed. They can also help people with a mental illness
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Who might rehabilitation also require support from?
Physiotherapists, occupational therapists, counsellors and psychotherapists
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What is rehabilitation?
The process of restoring a person to good health following, surgery, an accident, or other illnesses, including recovery from an addiction
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What is psychotherapy?
A type of therapy used to treat emotional&mental health conditions, usually by talking to a trained therapist one to one or in a group
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What are complementary therapies?
A wide range of treatments designed to treat the whole person rather than the symptoms of their disease e.g. acupuncture, aromatherapy and reflexology
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What is conventional medical treatment?
Orthodox treatment, a system of treating an individuals symptoms&diseases by using drugs, radiation or surgery administered by medical doctors&other healthcare professionals (such as nurses, pharmacists and therapists)
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What is assistive technology?
Any tool or strategy used to help people wit disabilities to complete their studies successfully and reach their potential.
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What is domiciliary care?
Care provided in the service users own home, this may include; district nurses, homecare workers and health visitors
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What are some examples of equipment that support independence with personal hygiene and to support carers providing personal care?
walk-in-baths, non-slip bath mats, showers suitable for wheelchair users, bath&shower seats, hand rails, adapted taps, bath lifts&hoists, bed pans&commodes, female and male urinals
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What must health and social care workers be aware of and respect?
Religious and cultural differences related to personal cleanliness
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What do Muslims prefer to wash in?
Running water rather than having a bath
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What do Muslims and Hindus prefer to use instead of toilet paper?
A bidet
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Who do Muslims and Hindus strongly prefer to be treated&supported by?
Someone of their own sex
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What is Halal?
Used in the context of preparing food, according to Islamic law, set in the Quran, e.g. how animals are killed and how meat is prepared for consumption
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What is Kosher?
Used in the context o preparation&consumption, according to Jewish dietary, thus covers permitted&forbidden food e.g. not cooking, eating milk and meat products together
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What is Gluten?
When people eat food with gluten (Coeliac disease), they experience an immune response that attacks their small intestine, causing abdominal bloating, pain and diarrhoea
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What don't vegetarians eat?
Fish, meat or meat based products e.g. jelly
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What don't vegans eat?
Meat, or animal related products e.g. dairy
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What don't Hindus and Sikhs eat?
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What don't Coeliacs eat?
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What don't Muslims and Jews eat?
Pork and require their meat to be killed and prepared in a specific way
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What else is their to consider with food?
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What is informal care?
Care and support provided by relatives&friends, normally unpaid and in addition to the care provided by professional health and care providers
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Why is it important for professionals to consider individual's holistically?
Because as well as their physical needs, they may also require support socially, emotionally, educationally and spiritually.
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