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EDI Heath and Social Care Level 3 Essay.

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´╗┐Health and Social Care EDI Level 3: Diploma in Health and Social Care Riaz Khan ________________ Table of Contents Introduction Promote and Implement Health and Safety in Health and Social Care Identify legislation relating to health and safety in health and social care work setting Describe different type of accidents and sudden illness that may occur in own work setting Explain procedures to be followed if an accident or sudden illness should occur Explain own role in supporting others to follow practices that reduce the spread of infection Explain the main points of legislation that relates to moving and handling Explain principles for safe moving and handling Describe types of hazardous substances that may be found in the work setting Describe practices that prevent fires from starting and spreading Explain emergency procedures to be followed in the event of a fire in the work setting Promote Good Practice in Handling Information in Health and Social Care Setting Identify legislation and codes of practice that relate to handling information in health and social care Describe features of manual and electronic information storage systems that help ensure security Promote Person-Centred Approaches in Health and Social Care Explain how and why person-centered values must influence all aspects of health and social care work Explain what steps to take if consent cannot be readily established Describe how to support an individual to question or challenge decisions concerning them that are made by others Explain the links between identity, self image and self esteem Compare different uses of risk assessment in health and social care Explain how risk taking and risk assessment relate to rights and responsibilities Explain why risk assessments needs to be regularly revised Principle of Safeguarding and Protection in Health and Social care Define the following types of abuse: Physical, Sexual, Emotional/Psychological, Financial, Institutional abuse, Self neglect, Neglect by others Identify the signs and/or symptoms associated with each type of abuse Identify ways to ensure that evidence of abuse is preserved Identify national policies and ...read more.

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These documents and campaigns mainly focus on health care, social care, and housing support services for individuals. Person-centered approaches aim to establish practices that people want to better enable them to live the quality of life that they have always wanted for themselves. Explain how and why person-centered values must influence all aspects of health and social care work Personalization or Person-centered approach to health and social care reflects the idea that each individual receives care according to his needs, in a manner that is most suitable for him. These are approaches in a specific sense that directs the course of action according to the needs of an individual. This pertains to receiving special mental, health, physiological and social care that is designed to a person?s particular needs, and demands. A person-centered approach to planning services has its origins in social care, specifically around the planning of services for people with disabilities, although in the last few years, it has been taken up more extensively by other sectors, as well. Explain what steps to take if consent cannot be readily established There are situations where consent cannot be obtained for the use or disclosure of patient or service user identifiable information, yet the benefit to the wider public outweighs issues of privacy. Section 60 of the Health and Social Care Act 2001 currently provides an interim power to ensure that patient identifiable information, needed to support a range of important work such as clinical audit, record validation, research and Public Health Services can be used without the consent of patients. Describe different ways to applying active participation to meet individual needs Active participation is the key to deliver adequate individual needs. This requires a strategy that aims to invite and appreciate participation on equal basis from all the elements of the setting. Employees and staff have to be empowered and valued so they think their opinions are worth sharing with others. ...read more.

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Describe the factors to consider when promoting effective communication In order to promote effective communication, members of the organization have to be empowered in order to communicate openly and effectively. An environment needs to be established where every member feels motivated to share ideas and thoughts. The working environment should support the emotional, physical and social identity of the individuals. Their personal integrity need to be preserved at all costs. Effective communication is essential to the success of any organization. In order to practice good communication skills, you need to be able to understand what makes up good communication, and then make that part of your corporate culture through policies and practice. Explain how people from different backgrounds may use and/or interpret communication methods in different ways People from different backgrounds and culture assume different meanings from verbal and non-verbal communication. In some countries, openness is perceived to be a casual attitude whereas in others, it is a normal phenomenon. Also people differ in interpreting the meaning and language of the conversation and undertake different cognitive processes to translate the communication process and activities. Identify barriers to effective communication Language, cultural diversity, bias and prejudices, misreading of non-verbal gestures, perceptual differences, psychological and environmental differences, and attitudinal diversities are some of the most common barriers to effective communication. Explain how to access extra support or services to enable individuals to communicate effectively Organizations need to extend support to enable individuals to communicate effectively. This needs various methods for translation services, interpreting services, speech and language services, advocacy services. Explain the meaning of the term confidentiality Confidentiality is seen as central to the maintenance of trust between professional and service-user. Confidentiality refers to preserving an individual?s dignity and preserving his information from irrelevant public access. Describe the potential tension between maintaining an individual?s confidentiality and disclosing concerns Disclosure of an individual?s information to others without his consent is a breach of confidentiality. It is against professional ethics to disclose personal information. The preservation of confidentiality is a right to every member of the community. ...read more.

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