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Case studies showing respect for patients.

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Introduction

Active Promotion of equality and individual Having a good understanding of the key concepts and setting used in health and social care is central to all job roles within the sectors. It needs to be recognised and understand the health and social care professionals' role in actively promoting the rights of others. Empowering individuals can remain true to the care value base at all times; we will be able to demonstrate anti-discriminatory practice. However, in order to actively promote our approach, we should be prepared to challenge others who may deliberately discriminate. This could mean challenging colleagues and service users about their use of language or the application of labels or stereotypes. Instead, we should seek to bring change that will improve the lives of the individuals we work with. Dealing with tension and contradictions is to always have difficult areas and decisions to be taken in the provision of health care for others. For example, privacy and the need to pass on information in certain circumstances or the need to allocate tight resources to the care of one individual or another. ...read more.

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The paramedics immediately set about reassuring Agnes. They cover her comfortable on the stretcher, before taking her out to the waiting ambulance which has been reversed right up to the door. The respect for Agnes was that the paramedics moved the neighbours into the sitting room because of privacy so the neighbours cannot see anything that is going on. How did they help maintain her dignity and privacy in a difficult situation? They cover her comfortable on the stretcher, before taking her out to the waiting ambulance which has been reversed right up to the door, so this helped maintain her dignity and privacy because she was in the bathroom for over three hours. What would have been the effects upon Agnes if the neighbours have been allowed to remain? The effect that the neighbours have remain than they would made Agnes like uncomfortable and they would have made fun of her and she wouldn't like it and wouldn't get the respect and dignity she wanted to have because of the neighbours. Case study page 73. In 1991, nurse Beverley Allitt was arrested and tried for the murder of four young children and the attempted murder of at least another nine patients in her care. ...read more.

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In order to meet a individual needs and account for choices we have to make sure that all other rights are protected and promoted. For example, you cannot provide care that meets an individuals needs without taking account: Privacy Dignity Individuality (for example, the freedom for an individual to follow their own beliefs and values and make their own choices) Equality and respect Protection and safety. Meeting needs It is essential to meet an individual's basic health needs prior to other needs. The models argue that warmth, food and shelter are the buildings blocks upon which other needs can be balanced. Therefore, once an individual's basic care needs have been met we can concentrate on meeting higher-level needs such as social and intellectual ones. Taking account of choices Valuing choice is a central part of the care value base. Making choices does not have to be significant as choosing a hospital or place of residence - we can make differences to health and social care outcomes by offering quite simple choices. Often simple choices make a huge difference to everyday lives of the individuals involved. As you might expect, simple choices would include: Choosing from a menu Deciding which clothes to wear When to have a bath or shower. ?? ?? ?? ?? Sana Parkar ...read more.

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