What does Confidentiality mean in the adult sector? In this type of setting we have to make sure that personal information about a service user should be considered as personal property and only to be known if needed. This would be in their best interest if personal information is passed on. Personal information should only be passed on to a professional or another person with a proven need then such information can be passed on. When to seek advice about confidentiality and where to go for help: -If a service user is being abused, physically or mentally.
One strategy includes the limitations of confidentiality. Since counseling is a common practice in human service delivery, human service counselor must be diligent to adhere to this strategy to ensure safety for both the client and the public. Not all confidentiality laws are the same, as they may vary according to the state (Martin, 2011). The reason for the limitation of confidentiality is that clients may disclose certain private information, which is only for authorized that includes the specialist and the legal authorities in case a client is premeditating to do bodily harm to himself/herself, or someone else. In addition, the worker is responsible by law to report any signs or indication of physical/sexual abuse involving children.
Such materials must be secured in the locked cabinet. I can only talk to the authorized personal about the confidential material. Such confidentially can only be broken when a child is at real risk. • Children’s wishes and feelings When carrying out observations I must consider the child’s wishes/desires and feelings if a child is upset or wants me to stop then I must stop the observation. It is important not to upset the child and cause the unnecessary disturbance.
Restrictive intervention may not be used on a regular basis as you can demoralise that individual and could potentially cause more challenging behaviour. 1.4 When used restrictive intervention, you have to inform the senior on shift and at staff hand over. You would also need to complete a BRC (behaviour recording chart) and to inform Safe Guarding and possibly CQC. 1.5 When dealing with challenging behaviour, you have to try and avoid using restrictive interventions because it could harm the individual and cause him/her to be more distressed. Restrictive interventions is illegal if the individual hasn’t had risk assessments and support plan written up to say it’s for his/her best interest and the staff, public and other residents own safety.
Understand how to handle information in social care settings 1.1 The Data Protection Act 1998 is a key piece of legislation to ensure people's rights regarding the confidentiality of their personal information. It highlights 8 principles that define good practice when handling someone else's personal data and breaching these principles can lead to serious legal implications. In health and social care many policies and procedures are based on the principles of the Data Protection Act to ensure that client details remain confidential. The Human Rights Act 1998 also states the right to a private life. The right to have one's private life respected also includes that private and confidential information gets respected and that details are shared and stored in accordance with strict rules and regulations.
4.1 Explain the meaning of the term confidentiality? Confidentiality means not giving any information to anyone unless there is a reason to do so. It is the most important requirement for anyone who works in a care setting to be trustworthy especially when dealing with vulnerable adults. There is also a legal responsibility under Data Protection Legislation for any disclosure of information and a duty of care. 4.2 Explain ways to maintain confidentiality in day-to-day communication?
hoisting, particularly if carried out in a public area. For patient’s/clients with cognitive impairment/learning disabilities, use of such equipment could be perceived as punishment for not being able to move independently, therefore it is important to ensure that the client has an advocate to act in their own interests. (As with article 2 above, it is difficult to fully breach this article within moving and handling, however individuals do have a right to be treated with dignity and therefore we need to be aware of treatment and handling procedures that could be interpreted as degrading). * Article 8: Right to respect for private and family life The courts state that this involves physical and psychological integrity in the home and the community. Moving and handling decisions may impact on this article as privacy is often an issue for those being cared for by outside agencies.
To ensure the necessary safeguards and appropriate uses of personal information are in place. For example, any issues relating to human rights, the duty of confidentiality as part of duty of care, accuracy. The information is permanent once it has been written down. The information is very personal for example, bank details, medical history and family background. This needs to be kept as confidential as possible.
Identify the legislation that relates to the recording, storage and sharing of information in health and social care the health and social care act 2012 Data protection act 1998 Freedom of information act 2000 Human rights act Explain why it is important to have secure systems for recording and storing information in a health and social care setting. It is important so that you comply with legislation, it is the right of the individual and staff for their information to be protected although information should be accessible for those who need it. It is important to protect confidentiality and it is also important to prevent identity theft. It maintains the rights of the individuals, it is important to have secure systems for recording and storing information so that the individuals personal information is safe from unauthorised viewing, and their information is inaccessible to unauthorised personnel. Describe how to access guidance, information and advice about handling information You can access guidance from inductions and training and further education such as QCF qualifications, you can access information through your company’s policies and procedures.
This could lead to conflict between the individual’s family / carers if staff involved other agencies such as Social Services. Dilemmas could be knowing when to get further help regarding adult protection and safeguarding issues for example if you did not refer the case to social services the individual might still continue to suffer abuse. Another dilemma would be knowing when to break confidentiality and share information. If you have any concerns about an individual or feel they are at risk you need to share them and report it, it is always better to be safe