Multidisciplinary working in the health and social care sector

Multi-disciplinary team
a team in which health and care sector workers from different professional backgrounds and with different work roles, plan, implement and monitor an individual's care
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Care plan
a plan devised by health practioners for a person's care based on their individual needs and circumstances.
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Why is it important that those carers work as a team?
To ensure people using the service receive the support and care they require.
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advocate
a family member, friend, trusted coworker, or a hired professional who can ask questions, write down information, and speak up for you so you can better understand your illness and get the care and resources you need
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why is the service user's presence is crucial when planning their care
services users must take full part in discussion and decisions about their personal care. It's crucial to ensure empowerment of the client or patient
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Holistic approach
an approach to care that addresses the individual's physical, social, emotional and spiritual health, so addressing the needs of the whole person
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Advantages of multidisciplinary team
improves the lives of vulnerable adults and children. Service users dont have to give the same information to different health and social care workers. Improves information sharing between professionals. Improves the efficiency of the care system as
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Disadvantages of multidisciplinary team
Failure to communicate information between services. Lack of coordination of health and social care services thus dont receive the care they need. Differnt IT systems cant communicate with each other.
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Care plan

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a plan devised by health practioners for a person's care based on their individual needs and circumstances.

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Why is it important that those carers work as a team?

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advocate

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why is the service user's presence is crucial when planning their care

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