In hospital care settings staff can put anti-discrimination into practice by carrying out different duties, following different policies and procedures and genuinely having a good attitude. Staff should treat everyone equally but not the same, the health care professionals should provide support to those who need it in order for them to have equal opportunities and access to their specific needs. For example
Outcome 1 - Understand the application of person centred care approaches in health and social care 1.1 person centred values must influence all aspects of health and social care work because Person-centered is about providing care and support that is centered or focused on the individual and their needs. We are all individual and just because two people might have the same medical condition, for example, Dementia and learning disabilities, it doesn’t mean that they require the same care and support. Developing a clear understanding about the individuals we are working with. Will help carers understand their needs, their culture, their means of communication, their likes and dislikes, their family and other professionals’ involvement so we can promote and provide person centered care and support. Person-centered values provide a foundation on which we can base and build our practice.
The hospital or care home have to follow these guidelines and legislation because if they need to make sure the environment around them is safe and free from any danger that may cause harm to other patients. They have to follow rules which they have been assigned to such as make sure they always use hand sanitizer before dealing with patients and also keeping all the waste away from the patients and disposed properly. They promote safety around hospitals or nursing home by
We have to prioritize the treatment for the patient according to his or her condition. When we work under the hospital’s policies and protocols, it helps health care personnel to stay within their professional boundary and prevent from potential risks. During patient care; after we obtain information about critical situations, which we have to respond to it very quickly, and cautiously. Every second is important for the best outcome of the patient during critical situations. Sometimes, it is very difficult to deal with some situations, but we can always get help, support, and guidance from our coworkers and superior health people.
Building trust is essential. The code of conduct states firstly to ‘Treat people as individuals’ this meaning that each person has different needs but also each person is equal to the next person. Each individual should be treated fairly and not discriminated against, proving the appropriate care and given sufficient support and advice whilst being sympathetic and understanding. ‘Confidentiality’ is vital. The patient’s information should only be disclosed where necessary, such as if there is reason to believe they are at risk of harm or somebody else in their care is at risk and then only should it be disclosed to the suitable professional.
The environment can contain a high level of stress and it is important for those who are working there to remain calm and be aware of their surroundings (36). It is important that all health professionals in this environment can effectively communicate with families and other providers as needed. They also need to be adequately prepared and trained for medical emergencies. Providers should also have the proper credentials and training such as BLS, ACLS, etc. This is one department where teamwork is essential and a lack of leadership amongst co-workers can lead to ineffective care (36).
You must be accountable for keeping records safe, reporting problems, and for your own decisions. You must also be observant and keep your training and policies up to date. You must follow standard procedures in all care work this includes use of resources and equipment. As your role as a carer you must respect the individuals wishes, maintain confidentiality and recognise signs and symptoms of abuse, we must also make sure that the individual has their right to make their own decisions and respect them, report concerns to line manager. Understand support available for addressing dilemmas that may arise about duty of care.
Introduction In this section, my information pact is going to include a description of a piece of legislation, the Human Rights Act and a code of practise, the Code of Practise for Health and Social Care Workers from the General Social Care Council. The reason why I am describing these laws are because care workers have a responsibility to know the laws that are relevant to the type of work that they are involved in, which helps them to be more responsible and professional in their work. This will help to make sure that every patient is treated equally, respected and they have their own rights. Also, the law is to help carers to make sure that they are treating patients in the right way and not giving poor care. Human Rights Act * What is the Humans Rights Act?
TRANSFER OF PATIENTS POLICY Introduction This policy is designed to clarify the requirements of all patients who may need to be transferred from Accident and Emergency Department to other wards. Purpose The purpose of this policy and its supportive guidelines is to ensure safe and appropriate transfer of the patient with minimal risk. The aim is to clarify the clinical accountability of the nursing staff, medical team and support staff who are responsible for the patient’s care to ensure that safe appropriate transfer of patient does occur and their care continues with minimal interruption and risk. General Principles During a transfer, patients should be treated and cared for in such a way as to maintain; a) Patient safety b) Necessary treatment and care c) Contact with appropriate staff d) Dignity e) Respect of individual needs f) Contact with appropriate relatives and cares Transfer Of Patients to Other Departments Whether a patient is being transferred for continuation of treatment and care to another ward or for investigations in another department, their needs must be handed over to a suitable member of staff. 1.
A professional nurse is one who puts the needs and importance of patient care above all others. The professional should exert a positive public image considering the public is where services are directed to. A professional appearance is important for making first impressions on patients and other coworkers. The first impression is always of utmost importance and plays a major role in gaining a patient’s respect and trust. Once the nurse has began establishing a relationship with their patient, they must be careful to not pass or show any judgment on a patient’s decisions, beliefs, values, or culture.