1. Understanding the Importance of Good Personal Hygiene Personal hygiene is important for many reasons; these can be personal, social, health reasons, psychological or simply as a way of life. Essentially, keeping a good standard of hygiene helps to prevent development and spread of infections, illnesses and bad odours. Many people can be conscious of hygiene needs and self-esteem, confidence and motivation can suffer through bad hygiene practice. Any injuries or cuts and grazes are present then the wound should be cleaned and dressed as this can help reduce the risk of infection and pain.
IUNIT 249 PRINCIPLES OF SUPPORTING AN INDIVIDUAL TO MAINTAIN PERSONAL HYGIENE Outcome 1: understand the importance of good personal hygiene 1. Explain why personal hygiene is important. Personal Hygiene is important for feeling good about your self, comfortable and clean. Good personal hygiene means the reduction of body odour which can be unpleasant for the individual and others. Personal hygiene also makes you have feelings of self-worth and can make you feel valued.
Caring for your body regularly can reduce body odor and improve your personal appearance, subsequently improving others' perceptions of you. This is particularly important in situations in which proper etiquette is expected or required, such as at work or school. Good personal hygiene is also helpful in improving your own self-image. | LD 206:1.2. | Describe the effects of poor personal hygiene on health and well-being.
Keeping clean is essential for good health. Poor hygiene can cause skin complaints, unpleasant smells and bacterial or parasitic infections. Self-esteem, confidence and motivation can all be altered by our body image, often reflected on our ability to care for ourselves and keep good hygiene practices Most people hate to be talked about, especially in a negative manner. By ensuring that our body is
UNIT 23 support personal hygiene 1.1 Explain why personal hygiene is important Personal Hygiene is important as keeping a good level of hygiene helps to prevent the development and spread of illnesses, infections and bad odours. It also makes you feel good about yourself and makes you feel valued. 1.2 Describe the effects of poor personal hygiene on health and wellbeing If you don’t maintain your personal hygiene it can affect your mental health leading you too feel insecure about yourself making you lose confidence. Your emotional wellbeing would also be affected by you not feeling good about yourself. Your physical health would also deteriorate and your social life would also be affected due to your physical appearance and a bad odour radiating around you making it unpleasant for others to be around.
Principles of Supporting An Individual to Maintain Personal Hygiene Outcome 1 - Understand the Importance of Good Hygiene Explain why personal Hygiene is important Person hygiene means the cleaning and grooming of the external body to make sure the skin, nails and hair are in good condition. This is done to keep the body and hair clean and free from any infections. Through eating, drinking, coughing, sneezing, sweating and slimintion of urne and excrement the body needs cleaning to prevent infection, discomfort and odours. From maintaining a high standard of personal hygiene an individual feels clean, presentable and comfortable. Through looking presentable and feeling clean an individuals self esteem and self respect rises.
Introduction to health promotion Health is needed to be promoted in order to promote well being and to prevent diseases in the population. There are also some implications when it comes to promoting well being and to prevent diseases. When the health is promoted and prevented it improves the quality of life and also reduces cost of health services. When it comes to preventative work it can vary depending on the needs of the client/ group.The prevention is categorised in three types. They are: Primary prevention It includes the health promotion and requires action on the determinants on the health to prevent disease occurring or refocusing upstream to stop people falling into the water of disease.
Poor medical care is likewise dysfunctional for society, as people who are ill face greater difficulty in becoming healthy and people who are healthy are more likely to become ill. For a person to be considered legitimately sick, said Parsons, several expectations must be met. He referred to these expectations as the sick rolesick roleExpectations of how people are supposed to think and act when they are ill.. First, sick people should not be perceived as having caused their own health problem. If we eat high-fat food, become obese, and have a heart attack, we evoke less sympathy than if we had practiced good nutrition and maintained a proper weight. If someone is driving drunk and smashes into a tree, there is much less sympathy than if the driver had been sober and skidded off the road in icy weather. Second, sick people must want to get well.
Preventing a person from acquiring an HCAI (Health-care associated infection) can save them from unnecessary discomfort, anxiety and exposure to high levels of antibiotic therapy, all of which could have serious consequences for patients and their families. Our actions could save lives. We can help prevent infection by doing the following – * Disposing of waste correctly * Washing hands when appropriate * Keeping equipment clean * Remaining vigilant and reporting potential hazards * Attending infection control training and keeping update * Wear clean PPE for each person * Maintain personal hygiene If a person acquires an infection, our responsibility will focus
(www.legislations.gov.uk, Accessed 04/10/13). Training cleaners on how to clean up after the previous patient properly and how the cups and plates should be put away, stops harm because if the cleaners had more training and cleaned up properly, there would be less infection being spread as there would be less bacteria around the ward. It also maintains the respect and dignity that should be provided for the patients that are cared for. If the recommendation was not reached, patients would be harmed by catching viruses and infection. In this case, if a patient in the ward was to catch one off these infections from dirty cups, it would be harder for them to recover due to them being elderly and having a lower immune system than someone that was young and healthy, so in some cases little infections like this from been given a dirty cup to drink from can sometimes lead to death.