unit 2:working in health & social care

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about midwives
diagnose,monitor and examine pregnant women , help deliever babies and provide postnatal care for baby and mother typically 28 days after birth.
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about doctors
diagnose illness, prescribe treatments ,reffer people to specialists and they observe,lisrten and maintain patient records
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about nurses
observing condition of patients ,administering drugs and injections and preparing patients for operations. they also provide counselling , help with recovery , writing patient care plans and acting as patient advocate
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about occupational therapists
they idnetify issues people may have with everyday life and help people fogure out practical solutions. mainly based in hospitals , clinics and homes
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about healthcare assisstants
they work under the guidance of healthcare professionals, they mainly wash patients and help them go to the toilet ect, monitor health by taking temperature, pulse and weight
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dignity (rights)
respecting a personson dignity
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independance (rights)
promoting independence (autonomy) through freedom , choice and appropriate support
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express needs and preferences (rights)
providing active support to enable choice consistent with individual beliefs, cultures abd preferences
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safety and security (rights)
changing legislation, dealing with conflict by applying clear policies and training, protecting from risk or harm by implementing procedures and training, encouraging behaviour change.
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equality act 2010
protects people being discriminated by employers, health and care providers e.g care homes and hospitals, schools and colleges, transport services and government departments and local authorities.
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characteristics protected by the equality act 2010
race, disability, marital partnership, religion and beliefs, pregnancy, gender and gender reassignment, age and sexual orientation.
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how to empower a service user
promoting users dignity, dealing with conflict in an appropriate way, enabling uders to express needs/preferences, promoting independence, promoting users rights, choices and wellbeing, putting users at the heart of service provision.
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data protection act 1998
legal protection about ethnic background, political opinions, relgious beliefs, health, sexual health and preferences and criminalo record. this must be kept safe and secure must be accurate must be used fairly and handled according to peoples rights
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data storage
computers,tablets and phones, social media, written paper records and photographs
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safeguarding adults
the care act 2014 intoduced a new safeguarding duty.these include making enquiries where there is a safeguarding concern, hosting safeguarding adults boards,carrying out safeguarding adults revuews and arranging for the provision of an advocate
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safeguarding children
health and social care workers should: protect kids from maltreament, follow organisations safeguarding policiesfor kids,prevent impairment of childs health and development.
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local safeguarding children board
the children act 2004 is to make sure everyone understands how important it is to keep kids safe,make ure all agencies that are part of the lscm are doing the best job,report to department of health,look into cases where kids die or are hurt badly
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possible risks in care
abuse by other users/staff,inadequate supervision of facilities or of support staff e.g when moving patients,lack of illness prevention measures,infection due to lack of clean facilities,inadequate control of harmful substances,lack of first aid
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carer's role
help the person to deal with diagnosis>support family>ensure that care reflects needs/prefernces>enable the person to access the care they need>help person with specialised equipment>arrange necessary adaptations>
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carer's role pt2
>support them with selfcare programmes>help with access to benefits>ensure that respite care is available>help persons family to cope with adjustments to normal living
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no one can share personal information about a patient or staff member without informed consent or if its a safeguarding issue
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COSHH (controlled substances hazards and harmful)
deals with people,drugs,medicine,bodily fluid,dressings (yellow bin), needles (yellow bin), masks scrubs gloves ect should be worn to prevent infections
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RIDDOR 2013 (injury disease and dangerous occurance regualtions)
need to know where people have travelled, whos had what disease( use of records from doctors) and must keep an eye on where people are going to reduce the chances of disease (injections)
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how are hsc professionals monitored
hcpc,nmc,gmc,rcs,ofsted,cctv,line manager,whistleblowing,managers and/or higher doctors and feedback
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who can prescribe
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holistic approach
A holistic view means that we are interested in engaging and developing the whole person. You can think of this as different levels, physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. It's the concept that the human being is multi-dimensional.
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benefits of the holistic approach
care is more personalised, youre viewd as a whole person, other issues like stress will be indetified and dealt with.
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disadvantages of the holistic approach
most people only want their particular illness treated, docotors wont look for other issues during diagnosis, hsc workers are not trained to manage all aspects of an individuals needs.
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communication types
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communication techniques
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communication technology
social media,computer assissted-speck,internet,phone,computer
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healthcare settings
gp surgeries,hospitals,clinics,home
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home (hsc setting)
where care is given for housebound people, some people may prlosing indepd3efer to recover at home, doctors can carry out home visits
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clinics (hsc setting)
go here to be treated for specific conditions normally are reffered by GP's trained doctors and nurses work here
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hospitals (hsc setting)
patients go here for treatment a doctor cannot give, normally reffered by GP, specialsits doctors msy issue a perscribtion for specialist medication
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gp surgeries (hsc setting)
patients first go here when they seek medical attetnion , doctors can diagnose perscribe and refer nurses can take blood or do health screenings
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benefits of a residential home
trained staff meets peoples needs,specialist support is available,companionship provided by staff and other elders a range of activities provided
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negatives of a residential home
losing indepedence, reluctent to leave own home, isolation from friedns and family, the cost of the care
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domiciliary care
Most people live independently in their own homes. However if you are frail or have long term care needs, this can be difficult without the help and support of other people and services. Help with personal care and other practical household.
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factors affecting access
financial: richer people pay for personal care, cultural: if english isnt their first language , social: rough sleepers are less likely to get help , geographical: people who live in certain areas may not get the same treatment (postcode lottery)
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about doctors


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about nurses


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about occupational therapists


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about healthcare assisstants


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