Principles of Health and Social Care Essays

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Principles of Health and Social Care Practice
Introduction
This unit develops understanding of the values and principles that underpin the practice of all those who work in health and social care. The essay consider theories and policies that underpin health and social care practice and explore formal and informal mechanisms required to promote good practice by individuals in the workforce, including strategies that can influence the performance of others. The first part of this essay will consider how principles of support are implemented by using Overton house residential care home to evaluate and explain how principles of support are applied. Key concepts such as person-centred approach and dilemmas and conflicts arising from the
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She is attended to first before the others due to her special needs.

Expression of beliefs
Opportunities should be made available for religious and cultural beliefs to be expressed and pursued. Residents are allowed to express their particular dietary and dress requirements. Ethnic, cultural, social and religious diversity is recognised as an integral part of home life for example residents from the Caribbean and African origin are allowed to have traditional meals prepared for them if they demand it and for Muslim halal meat product prepared for them. Residents are provided with a place for prayer or to attend places of worship
Citizens' rights
Living in care does not in any way reduce residents' normal rights to statutory health and social care services. Neither are their other rights participation in the general civic and democratic process, access to information and so on diminished. Residents in Overton house take part in election to vote if they wish to do so, in person, by post or by proxy, with full confidentiality assured. To help they make independent choices poster and information about the election and candidates are displayed in the home.
Sustaining relationships with relatives and friends
The role of relatives and friends is important in the lives of residents. Sometimes just knowing that there is someone to talk to and confide in can help people overcomes their problems just as much as any treatment. The participation