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For example, in a residential home a resident who needs help with personal care like washing should be bathed with the bathroom door closed, if they cannot drink properly from a cup then special cups should be provided or the necessary support provided, in a hospital curtains should be drawn around the bed whilst receiving treatment or having a bed bath etc. All of these practices help to maintain the dignity and privacy of the person being cared for, and care workers should provide care that ensures the person receiving care should not ever be made to feel embarrassed, belittled, or condescended.
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The length of this curtain is too long and the bottom 4 inches drape along the floor, causing a tripping hazard. This hazard is especially a risk to children, the elderly, and those with vision impairments. For example an elderly person might get their foot caught in the bottom of the curtain and trip, possibly breaking bones or hitting their head. To reduce this risk, the curtain needs to be replaced with one of suitable length; until then, it should be tucked away when not in use.
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This hazard is especially a risk to those with mobility issues. In the case of the staircase, the fact that there is no handrail on the stairs means that people may be more susceptible to trip or fall down them. This hazard would especially be a risk to those with mobility issues, balance issues, partially sighted/blind people, and the elderly. Next to the reception there is an unlocked cupboard that the cleaners use when they clean the rooms. It is often left with the door slightly open and the chemicals in there visible to adults and children.
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This is done by giving everyone the same quality of care and support (but no treating everyone the same way, as this can lead to indirect discrimination), and respecting/supporting the diversity of individual's lifestyles, backgrounds and values. This is known as client-centred care For example, when working with a Muslim resident in a doctor?s surgery, respecting their views and lifestyle, and allowing them to be examined by a female practitioner if they wish.
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The installation of hand rails on the stairs will give elderly people, children, people with mobility issues, partially sighted people etc. something to hold on to in case they trip, which will reduce the risk of them falling down the stairs, and getting potentially seriously injured and having to go to hospital. The exchange of the wooden toy box that could potentially splinter a child, for a more child-friendly non-toxic plastic one will mean that the possibility of getting a splinter from the toy box is completely eradicated, as you cannot get a splinter from plastic.
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The samples, if knocked over and opened, can cause a health risk too, especially to children. There is a coat rack near the door of the Doctor?s office, which is heavily loaded on one side, making it unbalanced and likely to fall on a patient or the doctor. This could knock an elderly person, who isn?t completely balanced over, or fall on a small child and hit them in the head and seriously injure them. There is a low table in the room, that is not only a tripping hazard, but the doctor uses it to store unused or expired packets of pills on, before he puts them in the bin.
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Another factor is relationships with others. Relationship can impact an individual's self concept if you do not have a supportive family,or supportive friends. Relationship with family affect and influence your self esteem. This is because an individual may imitate attitudes and reactions when they are young and there is a huge influence when a person is young because it is the stage where they learn what is right and wrong. This may lead the individual to have a negative self concept with socialisation. Furthermore, having high expectations can also have a negative self concept of an individual, also if the person has been compared to other
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Using non-verbal language as well as verbal to have a better ability to communicate effectively with service users of different cultures. This promotes anti-discriminatory practice by welcoming and facilitating diversity. For example; an English speaking service user and a Polish speaking service user both have the same health problem. The Polish speaking service user shouldn?t have less access to healthcare than the English speaking service user just because of the language barrier, if it isn?t possible to communicate effectively with the Polish speaking service in order to understand his problem and provide the help he needs then steps need to be taken in order to not discriminate and lessen his equality of healthcare.
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Unit 10: Caring for Children D2: Justify responses where child maltreatment or abuse is suspected or confirmed, referring to current legislation and policies.
However, direct disclosures are rare and abuse is often identified or suspected through indirect disclosures. Indirect disclosures are when children communicate what they have experienced through their behaviours, emotions, art, writing or play. Examples of indirect disclosures; when a child is demonstrating an inappropriate amount of sexual knowledge when talking amongst friends and a teacher has overheard the conversation, inappropriate or extensive sexual knowledge is an indicator of sexual abuse. Another example is when a child uses predominantly dark colours in their art work as this could suggest depression or emotional abuse.
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The five types of abuse are; neglect, physical, emotional, sexual and domestic violence. Being able to identify abuse is important when your job is working with young people and children because as with every health and social care professional you have a duty of care of your service users, however young people and children are especially vulnerable and have laws that specifically protect them that were brought about because of major child abuse cases that happened in this country. The Victoria Climbie case was massive for changing the laws around safeguarding children.
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