The difference between a working relationship and a personal relationship is the level of intimacy that people can show. In a personal relationship, one can be as sweet or rude as he can be depending upon his mood. However, working relationships are more formal, and people tend to behave in more or less same fashion all the time. Conversations in working relationships are more businesslike and mostly polite. On the other hand, personal relationship talks are as varied as the relation and one can see a wide spectrum of conversations in a personal relationship.
Professional relationship limits conversations to more formalised and not emotional or private issues such as politics and religion and sexism, racism, ageism, etc have to be remembered. Where as in personal relationships conversations can go anywhere, including politics, emotional, sexual and religion.
Examples of different relationships within a health care setting could be:
• Doctors, Patients
• Social workers, Clients
• Occupational therapists, patients
• Carers, Clients
• Carers, service users
It is important that you stick to the agreed scope of a job role because any care or any organisation for that matter has different aspects or ‘roles’ to help it run smoothly. If for whatever reason people didn’t stick to their specific role or didn’t do it altogether then the system would go wrong or even collapse.
Agreed ways of working includes such things as Policies and procedures, this could include things like health and safety regulations. Other examples could be moving plans or care plans, these things are all agreed.
Day to day at food bank we have agreed ways of working both with the staff and the clients, mainly the clients with which we use a care plan. This is clearly outlined when we go through this with the clients and we use their input step by step to make sure the...