Health and Social Care

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Unit- HSC025 1.1 Explain how a working relationship is different from a personal relationship. A working relationship is different from a personal relationship in many ways. In a working relationship, although you may gain a friendship, you must always remain professional. In a health and social care setting, you have to put the needs of the service user first, professionalism should be maintained at all times, so although you may not necessarily get on well with a colleague you must still keep a good working relationship. If you have a disagreement with a colleague, this would have to be resolved in a calm and professional manner, not letting feelings cloud your judgement. Whereas in a personal relationship feelings are the main component in the relationship not logic. Also in a professional relationship you must be conscious that people who you are working with may not have the same sense of humour or attitude as you may have, which means that you must be mindful of this when communicating with them. For me this is a key component of my professional and personal life as my partner who I live with works in the same setting as me, so I spent my day separating my personal life from my professional, we do cross paths but we have a rule that we do not talk to each other at work unless it is about professional duties/issues and another rule is that we can only talk about work on the journey to and from work, this just allows us to separate the professional and personal relationship. 1.2 Describe different working relationships in health and social care settings. There are many different working relationships in a health and social care setting, each relationship has a different dynamic. Team Leader My working relationship with my Team Leader would tend to be more formal than my relationship with other colleagues, and I must have respect
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