Data Protection Act 1998-Individuals have a right of access to information held by social services, housing associations, Health professionals about themselves and every individual has the right to confidentiality on any information either written or spoken about themselves. NHS and Community Care Act 1990-Helping people who need care and support to live with dignity and independence in the community. By providing information about what help is available assessing needs providing service equipment etc and encouraging independence at all times. Freedom of Information Act 2000-People have the right to request information from public authorities about decision making policy making statistics this to be done in writing information about service users must remain confidential and can only be accessed by service users themselves in line with data protection. 2.
Held securely and remain confidential. It is the same for other records that are needed to protect the service users safety and wellbeing. * Freedom of Information Act 2000 – It provided pubic access to information held by pubil authorities. It does this in two ways: Public authorities are obliged to publish certain information about their activities; and members of the public are entitled to request information from public authorities. * The General Social Care Council (GSCC) ‘Codes of Practice’ – 1.2 Summarise the main points of legal requirements and codes of practice for handling information in health and social care.
This also means doing everything in their power to keep patients safe from harm. Exercising duty of care is a legal requirement and would be tested in court should there be a case of negligence or malpractice. Patients have the right to expect when support is provided they will be kept safe and not be put at risk. Duty of care applies to all professionals who work with people. By thinking about the duty of care that we owe patients when panning our work, we can consider what we are doing is in the best interest of the patient.
Agreed ways of working can involve policies and procedures, these ensure we are giving good quality care to every individual. As a carer, it is my job to promote independence and choice. In the workplace we have many policies and procedures. Each policy and procedure explains how each task should be carried out, for example, assisting with personal care etc. The policies and procedures are kept in a folder in the office so every member of staff can read them if they are unsure in any way.
Online HIPAA training has resulted to great awareness of how important the privacy of patients is. The medical professionals are required to keep all patients health information private. It is ethical for medical provides not to disclose patients health information to third parties. Online training helps the workforce in getting aware of security restrictions and degree of privacy for health information of patients. The training on HIPAA Online has helped me in knowing that as a medical professional, one has a responsibility of keeping all patients medical information with a high level of confidentiality.
Explain how national initiatives promote anti-discriminatory practice – P4 Human Rights Act 1998 The Human Rights Act 1998 outlines the rights and freedoms that every individual in the UK (England and Wales) has. *Some of these rights, in relation to health and social care are; * Right to life * Freedom from torture and inhuman or degrading treatment * Respect for you private and family life, home and correspondence * Freedom of thought, belief or religion * Freedom of expression * Protection from discrimination in respect of these rights and freedoms However, in some health and social care situations these rights may have to be infringed upon. For example, the right to life does not include the right to end your own life. This means that if a service provider is under the impression that a service user is endangering themselves and their life then the service provider can, under certain circumstances, search a person’s room or even ask their family members for any previous problems the service user may have had. This situation may disrespect the service user’s rights but the service provider must do everything they can, within reason, to protect the lives of those who they are caring for.
Every healthcare worker has a duty to act accordingly not just towards the clients but also their co-workers, other healthcare professionals and themselves. - following GCSS Code of Practise - keeping knowledge and skills up to date - not undertaking procedures outside own competences - acting in the best interest of clients - ensuring health, safety, welfare of clients - adhere to companies policies and procedures Duty of care affects my own work role by following all policies and procedures set by the company, going on training days when available, always ensuring the clients are safe within their environments and respecting the rights of each client. OUTCOME 2: Understand support available for addressing dilemmas that may arise about duty of care. Despite all the efforts of healthcare providers to ensure an Individual receives the best possible care there might arise conflicts and dilemmas between healthcare worker and service user. Those conflicts may include: refusing a meal, type of activity, refusing medication or a treatment.
* data is kept secure * datat is processed within the persons rights. * data must not be transferred country without appropriate data preotection measures put int place. 2. Be able to implement good practice in handling information 2.1 Describe features of manual and electronic information storage systems that help ensure security There are many manual and electronic options for storing sensitive information these are: manual: * locked cabinet * locked safe * locked cupboards * locked briefcase * lock your office electronic: * appropriate firewall, spyware, malware and antivirus software. * password encrypt your files, emails and computer.
2. FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 This act requires organisations to provide information about their services and policies to individuals requesting information through the agreed channels. 3. HUMAN RIGHTS ACT 1998 From the stand point of health and social care, service users have the legal right to have their privacy and family life respected as well as freedom from degrading treatment. 4.
Nicola Priestley Principles for implementing duty of care in health and social care settings 1.1 Explain what it means to have a duty of care in own work role To have a duty of care it is a legal obligation imposed on an individual requiring that they adhere a good standard of care whilst performing any acts that may harm others. Here is a few keep points what happen in our care setting: * Ensuring all toilets, bathrooms, dinning areas are generally clean and up to standards to stop the spread of any infections. * To make sure all employees have got correct training in using equipment and first aid and any other relevant training. * Ensuring all walk areas are clear of any clutter and obstructions so the services users don’t trip or fall over. * To complete accident packs when an accident occurs * As a care worker it is your duty of care to help support your collegues, employer, the public and most importantly to support yourself.