Principles Of Care Principles

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Principles of care The principles of care underpin the work of everyone in health, social care and early years services. The principles influence the working practices of care workers in providing quality care. All care workers should follow the principles of care when working with individuals, to make sure they all receive the correct care they need. The principles of care help to protect both clients and care workers. What are the main principles of care? Promoting effective communication and relationships Promoting anti-discriminatory practice (including policies and codes of practice) Maintaining confidentiality of information Promoting and supporting individuals’ rights to dignity, independence, empowerment, choice and safety…show more content…
The right to dignity This means that individuals have a right to preserve their privacy with particular reference to hygiene, feeding etc, for example in a residential home an individual should be bathed with the bathroom door closed, if they cannot drink properly from a cup then special cups should be provided or the necessary support provided; in a hospital curtains should be drawn around the bed whilst receiving treatment or having a bed bath. The right to dignity also refers to the way an individual is spoken to – not demeaning them in any way by calling them names such as ‘darling’ or ‘love’ or by speaking to them in a condescending manner. The right to choice Individuals should be included in decision-making regarding their care – what food they want to eat, what treatments they wish to have. Individuals should be given the information they need to make informed choices. Discuss how you think this could be achieved in different care…show more content…
How the surgeon could apply any other principles of care during Raoul’s stay Promoting anti-discriminatory practice: making sure he is not treated differently to others due to age, race. Maintaining confidentiality of information: making sure all his records are secure, not discussing anything he has told him with others. Promoting his rights to: Dignity, making sure he is not embarrassed in any way, drawing the curtains around the bed. Independence, encouraging him to do things for himself, eg dressing himself/washing/feeding etc, so he doesn’t feel useless/dependent. Safety, ensuring his physical safety is maintained at all times, security at the hospital, locks on the doors, guards on the bed, medication checked/ locked away to reduce risk of wrong medication being given or overdose. Providing individualised care, making sure Raoul has the treatment he needs, eg the operation, pain relief as and when needed, help with bathing, the food he prefers. Activity 8: Exam style

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