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Understand concepts of equality, diversity and rights in relation to health and social care- P2 use recognized terminology to explain the importance of promoting equality, recognizing diversity and respecting rights in health and social care settings

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Unit 2 Task B The Active promotion of equality and Individual rights in health and social care setting; All workers that work in the health, social care and early year's sector have to respect the Care Value Base. This will then promote service users rights because they have a right to be treated with dignity, respect, treated as an individual and protected from abuse etc. The principles of care value base are; The promotion of anti-discriminatory practice. The promotion and support of dignity, independence and safety. Respect for, and acknowledgment of, personal beliefs and an individual's identity. The maintenance of confidentiality. Protection from harm and abuse. The promotion of effective communication and relationships. The provision of personalised (individual) care. In all care settings, putting the patient at the centre of the service provision is essential, as it is important to make sure that the patient gets everything that is required to a satisfactory standard. The patient or client is the most important person, as they require the help and attention. Providing active support is about giving people enough support to enable them to gain more control and more independence. ...read more.


And promote individuality at all times. There are always difficult areas and decisions to be taken in the caring profession. For example, confidentiality and the need to pass on information in certain circumstances or the need allocate tight resources to the care of one individual or another. Health and Social Care workers need regular training and development in order to keep up-to-date and use best practice at all times. In terms of the care value base, it is essential that the training enables workers to fully understand their roles and responsibilities as well as increasing their knowledge about individual rights and equality of opportunity. The care value base, as well as the law, demands that health and social care workers maintain service users confidentiality at all times. Meaning all the information relating to the service user and the records associated with them. Whenever handling information, it is important to respect the service users' requests, and follow the guidance and procedures of the organisation and comply with requirements of the law. Individual Rights (Linked to Peace Haven House) All individuals in peace haven house and everywhere have the right to expect and receive respect, whatever the circumstance. ...read more.


Service users have the right to access their own health records and any information stored about them. Health professionals must: Keep their records in order. Be able to find information quickly and easily and Enable colleagues to find information quickly and easily if they are absent. All individuals have a preferred method of communication and a preferred language. Without good communication between a patient and their health care worker, the treatment and recovery process is likely to be slower than is ideal. Using a preferred communication method is key to overall 'good communication' in health and social care. This can be challenging for the health care workers involved. However, it is important to overcome and difficulties because, without good communication between an individual and their care worker, the care service of treatment and recovery process are likely to be ineffective and fail to meet an individual's needs. In order to meet 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 individual's needs without taking into account: Privacy, Dignity, Individuality, Equality and respect, Protection and safety. ...read more.

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This essay explains how equality and individual rights in health and social care settings are actively promoted. All individual rights have been explained alongside most aspects of the content required to meet this section of P2. There is some good theoretical content, alongside a partial explanation of why the care value base is important. In places the essay could be improved by adding practical links to how health and social care workers can put those rights or factors in place within different health and social care settings.

Marked by teacher Jenny Spice 06/06/2013

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