I always check the individuals plan of care and any risk assessments regarding their dietary needs, prior to establishing the food and drink they wish to consume. The individual may have specific dietary needs (eg Diabetic – no sugar) or foods that should be avoided (eg allergies – foods containing peanuts) or may be on a liquid form of food. By asking the individual and giving them choices of the foods available i will be fulfilling their needs and preferences. I ensure their preferences are recorded in their care plan or food and fluid chart. 1.2 Encourage the individual to select suitable options for food and drink.
Knowing your service users| | |and their likes and dislikes helps. If a service user is unable to communicate their likes or dislikes you could ask | | |family and friends or even a previous service provider. Observing the service user while eating can also be a good | | |indication of what they like or dislike, for example if a certain food is left its a good indication that they do | | |not like it. People often choose not to eat certain foods because of lifestyle choices and religious reasons for | | |example, a vegitarian will not eat meat because they believe a animal should not be killed for our food source, a | | |vegan will not eat meat, dairy or any animal related product. A muslim will only eat meat and dairy products that is | | |perpered a certain way, this is called halal, while some jewish people eat only kosher food.
Unit 4222-222 Supporting Individuals to eat and drink (HSC 2014) Outcome 1 – Be able to support individuals to make choices about food and drink 1. Establish with an individual the food and drink they wish to consume Before offering an individual any food or drink, you should first check their care plan to see if they have any limitations / risk assessments with regards to the consumption of any food and drink. For example, the individual may be allergic to nuts. Therefore the care/support worker should not give this individual nuts. If they do so, they may cause danger to the individual and be liable for this.
Question 1 What assistance could your client need to enable them to eat and drink, and explain how certain conditions can affect what and how they eat? Residents should be given appropriate help and support to enable them to enjoy eating and drinking, at a time and place accordance with agreed care plans. In such cases, take your time to make your clients comfortable and encourage them to eat as much as they desire. You should consult the residents regarding his/her preferences as to food and drink and time and place of meals. Check the care plan for any specific dietary instructions.
Now, if the stones are large, they can block the duct that leads from the gall bladder. This causes pain and require treatment. It does not always necessitate having your gall bladder removed. Sometimes with a change to a low-fat, high- fiber diet that reduces refined foods such as white breads, pasta and sugar and increased exercise (or in many cases, adding exercise), the gall bladder might perk up and do what it is supposed to do, which is store and release bile when needed in the digestive
Eating disorders are triggered by emotions just like eating signals are. “Current studies evaluated the mediating roles of appetite awareness and emotional awareness in a brief eating disorders prevention programs designed to help participants identify and respond to internal appetite signals.” (Brown, 2010) There are some people who may use food as a form a comfort and they just eat large amounts of food because they are upset. People who are overweight tend to have emotional triggers when someone makes comments about their weight. There are also those who will binge eat or eat a large meal and then induce vomiting in order to get rid of the large amount of calories their just took in. Many clients could start to feel down on themselves and use that food for comfort; however, there are those who have the reverse effect and when they are depressed they choose not to eat food at all.
Unit 222: Support individuals to eat or drink Unit 222: Support individuals to eat or drink Learner name: Enrolment No: Relates to outcomes List 2 difficulties or dilemmas that you might encounter surrounding the choice of food and drink and explain what action you would take to resolve them Residents with religious preferences It is import to ensure that you have talked with the residents/family members and friends so you have a good clear understanding of the residents needs and what is important to them and their loved ones. This information then needs to be recorded and all workers involved with providing the care have read and understood the needs of the resident. (head chief will need to sign the form agreeing to the information) We need to show and demonstrate that we have the residents wishes in the for-front when planning meals and meal time structure. From the preparation of the food to serving the food, as different religions have different rituals surround meats, the preparation of meats, to residents needing to wash and cleanse their hands before consuming the meal. As carers we need to understand and respect that every resident has their own individual needs and requirements and we need to show support and understanding for these wishes.
| Faulty eyesight | They can wear spectacles in order to see people or read. These should be worn everyday. | Lack of response when spoken to | When talking to people who have dementia, it is important that you address them by their name and you should guide them what to do. For instance, if you want them to do something like eat their lunch you would tell them what you expect e.g. ‘time to eat your lunch Brenda’ and take them gently by the hand and lead them to the dining area.
Unit 205 cert 2.1) Dilemma’s that might occur between duty of care and individuals rights are: If the service user has a strict diet due to being a diabetic or has a health issue, where they are not allowed certain foods. The service user asks you to go and get them some foods that they aren’t supposed to eat from the shop as they cant get out to get them, then this turns into a dilemma. You would have to explain to the service user that you cant go and get them the sweets or food they are not allowed and give them advice on what they can eat , then you would have to report to your line manager as a duty of care to keep the service user from harm. 2.2) I would receive additional information and advice from the service users care plan, friends and family and my line manager, co-ordinators or senior carer. I could also use the internet to receive information.
Mrs Ahmed wants to eat foods that are not suitable for her medical condition, and asks you to shop for her as she is not able to get the shop herself. Describe the difficulties for you in exercising your duty of care and upholding Mrs Ahmed’s right to choose. I would check in Mrs Ahmeds care plan to see if she has asked before and what happened regarding this request, then I would voice my concerns to Mrs Ahmed regarding the foods that she had chosen and give her a choice of alternative foods that she could choose from that are better for her health wise and then ask if she would like to choose the