NMC, (2009), states that, ‘ good record keeping helps to improve accountability and shows how decisions related to patient care were made’ and the courts of law approach to record keeping tends to be that, “if it is not recorded, it has not been done”. Accountability will be explored in this assignment referring to Eddie’s scenario, introduced during facilitators’ group discussions. It was discovered that record keeping was root cause that lead to Eddie’s death. It is one of the important elements in preparation for future role as an accountable Practitioner. Caulfield, (2005), states that, accountability is a concept often associated with nursing.
Each person should be able to identify the importance of gender, age, race, sexuality, beliefs, ethnicity, disability, education, sexual orientation, backgrounds, skin colour and language. Another important thing whilst working in health and social care is as a staff member you should be able to recognise people that are mistreated. With these things followed it shows the dedication and awareness to each client and allows them to feel valued and also respected. There are laws in place to ensure that every individual is treated equally this includes organisations having equality policies to reinforce the concept. Equality: Equality overall is about fairness which means making judgements from discrimination it is also about natural justice which is basic/fundamental judicial extended to a person with rights at issue, it is also about being impartial and reasonable which means showing lack of favours and being liable to give a account of one’s actions.
Unit 303 Principles of diversity, equality and inclusion in adult social care settings. Outcome 1 – Understand the importance of diversity, equality and inclusion. 1.1 Explain what is meant by: Diversity – is about difference and its value is the richness and variety that different people bring to society. * Appearance * Gender * Race * Culture * Ability * Talent * Beliefs Equality – is ensuring individuals or groups of individuals are treated fairly and equally and no less favourably, specific to their needs, including areas of race, gender, disability, religion or belief or sexual orientation and age. Inclusion – involves making the individual the centre of their life.
Dignity is an important part of achieving person-centred care as, stated above by the RCN, patients need to feel like they are being listened to and made to feel like any decisions regarding their care are their choice. This can only be achieved through the nurse having dignity and respect for the patient. In order to treat someone with dignity it is vital to treat them as valued individuals and of worth (RCN 2009). The Code of Professional Conduct needs to be adhered to in order to care for a patient in a dignified manner and this can range from covering a patient to protect humility to taking the time to talk and to treat the patient in a private area where they feel completely comfortable (National Health Service 2009). Nurses also need to be aware that dignity can have many meanings to many people and cultures which should be taken into consideration when treating patients from different cultural backgrounds.
unit 305 1.1 Person - centred is about providing care and support that is centred or focused on the individual and their needs. We are all individual and just because two people might have the same medical condition, for eg.Dementia, it does not mean that they require the same care and support. As a care worker I need to understand what the values are. There are eight person centred values: individuality rights choice independency dignity respect partneship equal opportunities I need to listen to S/U, they know themselves best, even if disagree, the care plan is theirs unless the capasity to understand is diminished and then advice must be sought from other person involved in an S/U‘s support plan,even legal advice should be sought in some ases. 1.2 Explain why person centred values must influence all aspects of social care work.
Growing Old Gracefully In a health and social care environment equality diversity and rights are essential to ensure everyone is grown to having rights and has the right to be treated equally no matter their race age or sex and also to be accepted and respected. Human rights belong to all people without discrimination. They consist of key principles such as dignity, respect, autonomy and equal treatment. Human rights are often expressed and guaranteed by sources of international law such as the European Convention on Human Rights. However, research has shown that there are serious cases of human rights violations of older people in the UK, such as discrimination, abuse, neglect, and demeaning treatment.
OCF Diploma Health & Social Care Level 3 CT 306 – Principles of Diversity Equality and Inclusion in Adult Social Care Setting Credit 2 Level 3 Completed by Claire Hyslop (Copper Beeches Care Home) 1 understand the importance of diversity, Equality and Inclusion Explain what is meant by: Discrimination: Diversity is the understanding of different cultures and how these cultures impact on how, when and why people seek medical care. Individuality should be taken into account and people have different needs and wants and we need to meet these people where they are in their life and situation. Each person’s situation is different and it is respecting these differences and not offering favourable treatment to certain groups of people at the expense of those they hold prejudice against. Equality: Equality is treating everyone equal regardless of their, colour, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation or disability. It is different to treating people the same.
In health and social care it is it is important that both health care professionals and service users accept one another’s differences. For example, if a service user did not embrace and accept diversity then they may not share effective communication with a service user and therefore this may lead them to treat them unfairly. Rights: Rights are legal entitlements Labelling: Labelling is describing someone or something in a word or short phrase. An example of labelling could be a mother introducing her daughter as the ‘clever one’. Labelling someone in health and social care, can affect communication or the way one is treated.
LO1 Understanding how Principles of support are implemented in the Health & Social Care Practice Principles of support in the health and social care practice are applied to ensure that service providers deliver a high quality of care to vulnerable people, ensuring that service user’s patients or clients are cared for equally and effectively according to their personal, social ethical, moral and religious values. Health care practices have strict policies against any prejudices and discrimination for example stereotyping, racism homophobia etc... This is in line with the equality act, 2010 it is paramount that the individual rights are recognised and respected. Users of health care services have the right to freedom of choice, the right to confidentiality under the Data protection act, 1998 also the right to family life. Health and social care practitioners have a duty to protect service user from harm and abuse which include •Physical abuse •Financial abuse •Emotional abuse •Sexual abuse •Abuse by neglect Cited in The Human rights act, 1998 Promoting and maintaining service user’s individuality and independence is also key when caring for users of health care services as there are people of many different age stage and abilities that require different types of support whether it be physical, social, emotional
Unit 303 Promote Equality and Inclusion in health social care or children and young people’s settings Q1. Define the following terms in your own words * Equality Equality is ensuring individuals or groups of individuals are treated fairly and equally and no less favourably, specific to their needs, including areas of race, gender, disability, religion or belief, sexual orientation and age. * Diversity It means understanding that each individual is unique, and recognizing our individual differences. * Inclusion Mean’s to include everyone fairly and as individual no matter what their needs may be. * Discrimination Is the unequal treatment of individuals, usually on the basis of gender, race, age, religion or disability.