Unit 1 Section C Health and Social Care

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Mike Weston        Broadway School        Health and Social Care


Unit 1: Section C


All care work is about improving the client’s quality of life by meeting people’s intellectual, emotional and social needs, as well as their physical needs. One way of doing this is for care practitioners to empower their clients. Care practitioners empower clients by promoting certain values, which are important to both the care practitioner and the client. These values form the basis for a set of principles that help care workers to gibe the kind of care each individual client requires. The principles are also there as guidelines for the General Practitioner and the Nursery Nurse.

Promoting anti-discriminatory practice:

  • Freedom from discrimination.
  • The right to be different.
  • Aware of assumptions made surrounding gender, race, age, sexuality, disability and class.
  • Understand prejudice, stereotyping and labelling their effects.
  • Use of language (political correctness).

Promoting anti-discriminatory

In the world today, all people are different, because of this; people find it easy to think that some people are better than others or that some opinions are right, whilst others are wrong – we must always consider the fact that different people see the world in different ways, and that our way of thinking may sometimes seem unusual to someone else. This difference between people is called diversity and we should value it.

Unfair discrimination is when people, or a group of people are treated unfair or unequally in comparison with other people or groups of people. When people discriminate unfairly against someone else, we say they are prejudice against that person.

Maintaining Confidentiality of information

In care work, sustaining information confidential is vital. It is an important right of all clients. It is important for the following reasons:

  • Trust – If you know your carer will not tell anyone else about your problems, you will be able to confide in them, knowing that they will not pass on things you have said.
  • Self-esteem – If your care worker successfully keeps your matters confidential, this shows that the care worker respects and values you. Your self-esteem will therefore be higher than if your private details had been shared with others.
  • Safety – In order to stabilize their client’s, carers have to retain any information they get from their client’s. For example, they may be required to keep information about the password for their client’s household.
  • Professionalism – As a part of a care worker’s professional code of conduct, they have to provide a professional service that claims to maintain confidentiality.
  • Legality – There are legal requirements to maintain the confidentiality of personal records.
  • Discrimination – Confidential information passed on to the wrong people might result in the client being discriminated against or part in danger.
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Promoting and supporting individual’s rights

Everyone has the right to their own beliefs and lifestyles, but no one has the right to damage the quality of other people’s lives. This means that rights often come with responsibilities towards other people.

Government legislation, codes of practice, employer’s policies and national training standards outline the rights clients have when they are receiving health and social care services.

National Health Service – General Practitioner’s care values: A typical Day

Early years – Childminder’s care values: A typical day

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It is difficult to give feedback for this as I am not clear on which unit this work is for. Nevertheless I will give areas where the work could be improved. Some of the examples given for the care values were good, others need more detail. Eg. I was not sure how the example (as annotated), matched with the care value being discussed. The bullet pointed information needs more detail as it is unclear how it relates to ADP. SO for ?use of language? give an example of how avoiding offensive terms promotes ADP. Please check for grammatical errors to improve the readability of your work. 3/5