Some people may have very similar needs when it comes to treatment and or care but before new treatments and care plans are introduced it is important to carry out a research project or study to investigate the benefits of others. Charities and organisations whose purpose is to raise awareness and improve the care of individuals with illnesses, diseases or disorders can base and focus their research on better diagnosis so that they can identify people’s needs earlier as they can then start to help the patient/client by ensuring the correct treatment is given to them as soon as possible. Highlighting the gaps in provision Highlighting the gaps in the provision that is already available is important for health and social care workers also. This is because that gap could be affecting a huge amount of people who are ill or need assistance and can’t get the help that they need because the services just aren’t available to them. The needs of communities are constantly changing and new gaps in provision appear over time.
Introduction to Communication in Health & Social Care or Children’s and Young People’s Settings Learning Outcomes 1.1 Understand why communication is important in the work setting Effective communication is needed to motivate people and build relationships in Health & Social Care setting. 1.2 Be able to meet the communication needs and language needs, wishes and preferences of individuals Asking whether they or relatives have a particular language need/communication need Reading reports and notes about service user that provide information on speech/language issues, learning difficulties, disabilities – hearing or visual impairment or physical condition – stroke/cleft palate, that may affect their ability to communicate. Being aware that an individual’s culture, ethnicity and nationality effect their language preferences and needs. Observe people who use your setting to see how they use their communication and language skills. Ask Supervisor/Mentor and specialist professionals such as speech and language therapists, occupational therapists and social workers for information, advice and support on how best to communicate with adults who have special communication needs.
Communication is the art of exchanging information between two parties. The information is often in form of words, voice intonation and body language (Carson & Bain, 2008 pg 36). Effective communication does not entail talking only, but should also ensure the positive wellbeing of the agents that are linked towards the communication process (Cohen et al, 2010 pg 44). Professionals in the health and social care need to have effective communication skills for developing and maintaining positive and healthy social relationships and information sharing within the health care premises (Fairbanks & Candelaria, 2009 pg 132). Understanding effective communication and the interpersonal relation skills begins with knowing the contexts of communication, forms of communication, interpersonal interactions, communication and language needs which includes preferences (Mcsherry, 2012, pg 24).
The patient needs to understand his new medical condition in order to gain understanding of the disease process, signs and symptoms, complications, medication regimen, follow-up appointment as well as the benefits of physical activity, diet and weight control. By explaining what causes a myocardial infarction, sign and symptoms, complications using educational video, traced of the heart to demonstrate how it functions will help the patient. Modifying dietary choices, weight control and physical activity will promote better health. This process should be repeated until patient and family voice understanding. Patient and family involvement in plan and care is very vital.
INTERMEDIATE APPRENTICESHIP LEVEL 2 DIPLOMA IN HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE UNIT 1 Principles for implementing Duty of Care in Health, Social Care or Children’s and Young Peoples setting Learning outcome 1 – Understand how duty of care contributes to safe practice. Define the term ‘duty of care’ Duty of care is a general legal duty that all individuals and organisations are bound by. It is a duty to care for those around you by not causing harm or injury by being careless in your behaviour and actions. Describe how the duty of care affects own work role Duty of care affects my work role because I support people with learning disabilities who don’t always believe that they are making the wrong decisions and I need to recognise risks and hazards that they may not recognise for themselves. For example emptying the kettle after it is boiled so there is no hot for the service user to scold themselves with.
The biggest area for quality improvement in the scenario will focus on improvement for the patient. Areas that are lacking and can use improvement for this aspect are: systems that affect the patient, patient safety, and coordination of care. In the scenario listed patients are not being brought down on time for their therapies which in turn is affecting their quality of care by not receiving the utmost care. This could be due to a lack of communication between staff in the facility and could be improved with better provisions or more staff in place. Patient satisfaction is also being compromised due to these issues affecting therapy.
This model deals with issues pertaining to why people may or may not seek treatment or preventive measures looking at issues like perceived susceptibility, perceived severity, perceived barriers and perceived benefits. Overtime it has been modified to include elements such as social-psychological variables, demographic variables, cues to action and health motivation (Glanz, 2002). This model is important in healthcare education due to the fact that it engages use of common sense and easy constructs which healthcare practitioners who don’t have expertise in psychology can easily apply. Further, it can help a healthcare practitioner to evaluate a patient fully so as to know what barriers may stand between his/her client and good health. Self-efficacy is a term which roughly corresponds to an individual’s belief in their own capabilities and which is widely used in psychology (Bandura, 1976).
1. Introduction Significance of effective clinical teaching, some strategies to motivate staff nurses in conducting quality clinical teaching, and the ways to evaluate the effectiveness of the strategies would be discussed in the paper so as to improve the quality of clinical teaching from the perspective of a ward manager. Significance of Effective Clinical Teaching Effective clinical learning is the core of nursing education. The quality of clinical teaching can greatly affect the students’ competency, their personal development and either facilitates or hinders the students’ decision on whether to regard nurses as their lifelong career. Clinical placement can function as a gap between theory and practice in basic nurse education (McKenna, n.d.).
This skill will be useful to me as a learner because I am not yet confident about explaining the situation if being asked by someone and nursing is all about good communication and practice to illustrate the different condition of the patient and their family members. As a next step, I need to concentrate more on my practical skills such as practising on taking blood pressure with the correct procedures, communication skills and my confidence level in order to achieve success in my further clinical assessment. In conclusion, looking at the some key factors now I realise how important communication is in order to understand the client needs, feelings and reactions. The concept of reflection is helpful in order to know my strength and weakness and also give me the concept to justify specialist practice in the light of further evidence-based care, accountability and practice. Also I have learnt that reflection can be used as a tool in order to turn an unpleasant experience into a positive
Mental Health Patient Rights vs. Neglect May 25, 2013 Mental Health Patient Rights vs. Neglect People with mental illness are a vulnerable section of society, whose decision-making capacities are affected by their disorders, so such patients may not seek or accept treatment for their problems (Cady, 2010). At the same time, recognizing and respecting rights of the patient with mental health disorders is essential for a health care provider, especially regarding the fact that evaluation and treatment of such patients can be “more coercive and less open to public awareness and accountability than the treatment of patients with other medical conditions” (Cady, 2010, p. 118). The issue of giving mental health patient rights is a rather controversial one, as often the right of the patient to refuse certain treatment or care may result in serious health consequences for the patient and can be seen as neglect of the healthcare provider.