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In nursing theory, a care value base is an ethical code which governs how caregivers ought to act in certain situations within a health or social care setting, to be certain that they are not discriminating, violating people's rights, or providing poor ca

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Care value base and a code of practice for a nursing home: In nursing theory, a care value base is an ethical code which governs how caregivers ought to act in certain situations within a health or social care setting, to be certain that they are not discriminating, violating people's rights, or providing poor care for their clients. Definitions: The care value base is a set of rules and guidelines that every care practitioner has to follow in order to provide services to their clients. The seven principles are: 1. Promoting anti-discriminatory practice 2. Maintaining conentiality of information 3. Promoting and supporting individuals right to dignity, independence, choice and safety 4. ...read more.

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The care value base also helps the clients promote their rights by outlining what they expect from health care services. The UKHCA Code of Practice provides guidelines to enable an organisation providing homecare to operate in such a way that: * The highest standards of care are provided; * The rights and welfare of service users are paramount; * The rights and welfare of care workers are protected. Regulation of private nursing homes: Health Services Executives (HSE) keeps registers of approved nursing homes and these registers are available for inspection to the public. The Health Services Executive (HSE) carry out periodic inspections of nursing homes and the reports of such inspections are available under the Freedom of Information Act, 1997. ...read more.

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There is also a Code of Practice for Nursing Homes, which has been agreed by a group of people representing owners of nursing homes, Health Services Executive (HSE), the National Council on Ageing and Older People, carers and other people with experience in the care of older people. This Code is available from the Government Publications Office. Expectations for a care home: The expectations for care homes are: * They should be given privacy, * They should have the right for confidentiality, * They should be able to choose what there lifestyle is like: (diet, hobbies, etc.), * They should be given medical advice when needed, * The residents should feel safe and comfortable, * The staff should be respected and not have to deal with abusive behaviour, ?? ?? ?? ?? By Bethany Hibbert, 11PN. ...read more.

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