I always ensure i read their care plans and risk assessments in order to care for them the way they want to be cared for and in a safe manner. If i suspest the client is getting treated unfairly i must report this to the mananger immediately. This could be the clinet getting abused or bullied by carers, other residents or family members. We must not breech confidentiality and never gossip about the client. We must monitor the clients behaviour and ensure we check their mobility hasnt deteriorated .
If you are told by a service user that they are being abused you must tell your manager even if the service user ask's you not to tell to must make them aware that you are duty bound to do so to protect them. It is then important to make sure that they are safe from further abuse keep any evidence you find and record it. 2. Describe what a social care worker must do if unsafe practice is reported but nothing is done to ensure it is corrected. If the manager takes know action talk to them and ask why they haven't done so,if still nothing is done then go to regional manager it should not be necessary to go further but if you do there is cqc, health and safetyat work or department of health detailing all the relevant information.
Identify barriers to effective communication. Some barriers that could prevent effective communication would be slang, a foreign language, and health issues relating to communication, the speed you’re talking and the environment that you’re in. Explain how to access extra support or services to enable individual to communicate effectively. To gain extra support we could ask the persons close family and friends their preferred ways of communicating, a specialist nurse, support groups and interpreting and translation services.
This helps to reduce the possibility of mistakes being made. It ensures appropriate care service delivery. It is important to communicate with your colleagues, so that all targets and outcomes are met. Effective communication is important so that yourself and the service user fully understand eachother. This includes using words, feedback, action, body language and gestures.
When a dilemma arises, my responsibility is to support individuals or their families to make informed choices. Even if I disagree with their decision, I can only give advice but can not force them. If an individual is willing to do something that involves some risk, I have to support people to make informed choices. Totally avoiding risks would limit individual’s choices and opportunities and it can lead to dependency and depression. I have to act in the person’s best interest but instead of encouraging them to avoid risks I have to support them and enable them to taking part in activities.
As a Care Assistant it is important that we make ourselves aware of exactly what the Residents preferences are before attending to them. That way we are able to carry out and provide the exact care the residents requires without having to personal questions which could make the Resident feel uncomfortable. Residents (Service Users) Rights Individuals are unique, and should never be treated as just a ‘patient’ or ‘service user’. Everyone is different and it is important that this is recognised within the Health & Social Care
1.5 Where possible the least restrictive interventions should be used as they can sometimes escalate the problem rather than defuse it. Using the least possible restrictive intervention will prevent further harm to any individual involved and will avoid the intervention being deemed as abuse. 1.6 In order to safeguard both the staff member and individual during a restrictive physical intervention, they must only be carried out by a trained member of staff. It must be reasoned that all other measures have been attempted and failed before carrying out restrictive intervention. If at
The patient is a minor and may not comprehend the severity of her diagnosis. The nurse as an adult needs to tell the parents so that the patient does not experience harm. The principle of autonomy is another principle that I would use to justify my position in this case. Autonomy is the ability of a patient to give informed consent and make their own decisions (University of California San Francisco School of Medicine, 2008). Because this patient is a minor she is not mature enough to understand all of the implications of her diagnosis and treatment.
1. What is reflective practice? Answer Reflective practice is a process which enables you to achieve a better understanding of yourself, your skills, competencies, knowledge and professional practice. The way things are done may not always be the only way to do them... Reflecting to see this helps identify gaps and areas that can be improved.
It enables individual's to receive the care and support they need, in a person centred way and to be part of deciding the care that they will receive. Person centred care is good practice and helps to ensure that the correct and agreed care and support is given to each individual. No individual is the same and by having a person centred approach, it ensures that everyone is not treated the same, but in a way that respects their needs, wishes, preferences and values. Working to a person centred approach is essential in dementia care. It will help to maintain the individual's self-identity, self-respect and dignity.