Caring for People Essay

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Student number - 290778 Student number - 290778 Content This information document will explore the following: * Principles of care * Care value base * Legal implications of care * Health and safety, risk assessment and safeguarding vulnerable individuals * Ethical implications of care * An introduction to the concept of person centred care * Political influences * Impact of social factors on the provision of care Principles of care and care value base The values and principles of good practice in health and social care settings are of paramount importance to the delivery of high quality support to vulnerable adults. Understanding the principles that underpin practice and the role of models and ideology in defining approaches and influencing outcomes is a key aspect of acquiring knowledge about the function of welfare (University of Kent, 2014) Whatever their age, whether sound in mind and body or experiencing disability, residents have a fundamental right to self-determination and individuality. Equally, they have the right to live in a manner and in circumstances which correspond as far as possible with what is normal for those who remain in their own homes. All continuing care settings should aim to enable residents to achieve their full capacity physical, intellectual, spiritual, emotional and social even when they have a progressive disease such as dementia. This can best be achieved by sensitive recognition and nurturing of that potential in each individual and by an understanding that it may change over time. Residents and their well-being should be the central focus in any care setting. It is the interests of residents, individually and collectively, that should assume priority over the home, its management and staff. This should mean that residents are accorded a standard of care and attention which respects

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