Unit 40 P3

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P3 Describe legislations and frameworks which govern work with individuals with dementia. Human Rights Act 1998 -People with dementia and their carers have the right to live as independently as possible with access to recreational, leisure and cultural life in their community. They have the right to full participation in care needs assessment, planning, deciding and arranging care, support and treatment, including advanced decision making. -People with dementia and their carers have the right to be able to enjoy human rights and fundamental freedoms in every part of their daily lives and wherever they are, including full respect for their dignity, beliefs, individual circumstances and privacy. They also have the right to be free from discrimination based on any grounds such as age, disability, gender, race, sexual orientation, and religious beliefs, social or other status. -People with dementia have the right to help to attain and maintain maximum independence, physical, mental, social and vocational ability, and full inclusion and participation in all aspects of life. -People with dementia and their carers have the right to access to opportunities for community education and lifelong learning. -People with dementia have the right to health and social care services provided by professionals and staff who have had appropriate training on dementia and human rights to ensure the highest quality of service. They have the right to: ● the right to live in dignity and security and be free of exploitation, violence and physical, mental or sexual abuse ● economic, social and cultural rights including the right to an adequate standard of living including, social protection ● the right to the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health. (http://www.dementiarights.org/charter-of-rights/ accessed 2012-12-04) Data Protection Act 1998 is
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