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Unit 17 - working in a social care sector - neo-natal nurses and criminologists.

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´╗┐Lissa Williams Unit 17 ? Working in a health and social care sector Task one; P1,M1,D1 P1 ?Explain the requirements for two different careers in the social care sector. Neonatal nurses work either within specialist neonatal units (within maternity or children's hospitals) or in the community. Neonatal nurses care for new-born babies who are premature or born sick. There are a vast number of conditions that can affect a new-born baby and require treatment from specialists within the multidisciplinary healthcare team. (Nhs Careers,2014) There are requirements needed to become a Neonatal nurse, such as; * Knowledge/skills - A neonatal nurse will not only have nursing practitioners knowledge and skills, but will have knowledge in areas of working with infants, they are required to have knowledge in; Dietary needs, the respiratory system, being aware of correct medicines to treat certain conditions. Their skills will include; good communication and observation skills ? this allows them to understand and communicate effectively with the patients, being able to use technology?s such as incubators, ventilators and feeding tubes, ability to answer questions and offer advice ? Nurses are there to talk to and be asked questions, and being able to with emotional charged situations ? whichever the situation may be, nurses need to know how to deal with it and be empathetic. ...read more.

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* Observation skills; you need to be very observant, analytical and excellent researchers. Criminologists study the nature of behavior of criminal, and as such they need to be able to observe possible areas before determining and appropriate course of action with law enforcement agencies. M1: (Assess) in what ways do the careers contribute to providing a positive experience for users Care workers can contribute to providing a positive experience for users of social care services by being competent and well trained. Being competent allows the care worker to work to their best of their ability, doing every successfully and efficiently. Competence will give the service users a positive experience, as they will feel more comfortable if they can see that their care worker confidently knows what they are doing. For example a neonatal nurse being competent with monitoring and observing babies status, will ensure the parents that their baby is in best hands and being looked after to the best of the care workers ability. This leads to the service user building trust in the care worker. Having staff training and good work practices will ensure the staffs members know what they?re doing, and the policies, procedures as well as legislation are implemented and followed. ...read more.

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Anti discriminatory approach is to ensure that the patient gets treated equally and fairly. Some women may have a preference of being dealt with a women rather than a man, this shouldn?t be questioned but followed and respected. It?s important to not judge anyone who they are dealing with, as this isn?t part of the policy and procedure and it will prevent service users from wanting to get dealt with. Other workers might have different skills or unusual skills, but it?s still required to approach them in the same manner as you would with anyone else. There might be racist service users that might discriminate when being dealt with also, but a health care worker will still need to stay professional and not retaliating, rather than making them wait longer than anyone else or shifting them to someone else to handle. ?They fear nurses will become ?too posh to wash? and will not learn the basics of compassion and patient care that is so critical to patient recovery. The Government believes the role of nurses has changed so much in recent years that they now need a degree, Nursing has got to be a profession where every registered nurse cares holistically and completely for their patient (BBC,2013) ...read more.

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