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How to access an individual needs and preferences

| June 13, 2014

How to access an individual needs and preferences Every individual in society has differing values and individuals in care are no different in this. Health and social care values may differ from the values of an individual in the residential care setting for example: the resident might want staff at the care home to wait […]

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How to apply Confidentiality policy at work

| June 13, 2014

Confidentiality policy – How do you apply this at work? This is how I would answer this question. I apply this policy at work by refraining from voluntary disclosure or the passing on of any information, that is learned either directly or indirectly about our service users to any third party, unless given permission to […]

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How to follow legal procedures when accessing an individuals records

| June 13, 2014

When accessing the individual’s records make sure you  follow all the relevant policies, procedures and guidelines. These include: The Data protection act 1998 Our organizations policy on record keeping Our organizations policy on access to records Our organizations policy on confidentiality Also  ensure that the permission of the service user is obtained either verbally or […]

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How to find out about an individuals ability to communicate

| June 13, 2014

How to find out about an individuals ability to communicate Records: The records that I would access to find out about this individuals ability to communicate are: The case history files that would have come in with the service user either from the hospital/GP or other organization. The care plan and the Daily handover book […]

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The purpose of risk Assessment and management in Healthcare

| February 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

The purpose of risk  Assessment and management in Healthcare The purpose of risk management strategies is to ensure that informed plans of intervention are in place for the individual. Risks can be both of a negative and positive nature, though the risks a person my pose to others is usually only negative. A risk could […]

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Stress and how it can affect behaviour

| February 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

Stress and how it can affect behaviour Stress can affect behaviour in many ways and this will depend on what an individual perceives as stress as some individuals can cope with much more stress than others. Most people will perform better if under a certain level of stress but could feel completely out of their […]

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Multi-disciplinary and multi agency working in healthcare

| February 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

Multi-disciplinary and multi agency working. Collaborative care has been at the top of the care agenda for a number of years and involves bringing a whole group of agencies together to care for and support one individual service user. An individual service user in a care home setting will not only require support from the […]

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How to Challenging discrimination and other forms of inequality and injustice in care

| February 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

This is done through following the policies and procedures of the home and current regulations and legislation. Training also plays a major part and the Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults courses are of real benefit to both staff and individuals within the care home. Challenging such behaviour is vitally important. If a member of the care […]

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Guidance to support information sharing by mental health services

| February 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

This guidance sets out some of the opportunities and constraints with regard to exchanging information between multi-agency organisations and health services, as well as between health services and individuals. It also covers Data protection issues and the safeguarding against unauthorised access to written or electronic records, which can be achieved by password protection and ensuring […]

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Health factors that might affect communication skills, abilities and wellbeing are

| November 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

Health factors that might affect communication skills, abilities and wellbeing are Stroke Dementia Parkinson’s disease Mental illness Hearing impairment Vision impairment Coma/unconsciousness All of these factors will inhibit or restrict the communication of the individuals with carers, families groups and communities. It is unlikely that most of these individuals are in employment and these health […]

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