Working in a Health and Social Care Setting

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Section A – Introduction In my report I am going to demonstrate my understanding of two job roles and how they differ from each other. The first career I would certainly consider doing, the other I am sure I don’t want to do, both careers fall into two sectors both statutory and independent (private). I have chosen to research nursing for the mentally disabled because it is something that I would really contemplate doing as my life long career as I would love to work along with the less fortunate people. The second job I have chosen to look into is key stage one primary school teaching, I chose this because I don’t particularly think that I would like to do it, but I would enjoy to know more about it before ruling this profession…show more content…
(netdoctor.co.uk) Legislation Below are three different pieces of legislation that are involved in nursing for the mentally disabled; 1. Nurses, Midwives and Health Visitors Act 1997 – this act states that all nurses (including the specialised nurses such as nurses for the mentally disabled) need to be registered onto the Nursing and Midwifery Council Register (NMC). This links to nursing for the mentally disabled due to the fact that ALL nurses need to be registered. (Wikipedia) 2. The Mental Health Act 1983 (amended in 2007) –this act outlines the definition of ‘Mental Disorder’ but also states that someone cannot be detained unless appropriate treatment is available. This again links to nursing because appropriate treatment should be available almost any time. (Wikipedia) 3. Equality Act 2010 (Race Religions Act & Disability Discrimination Act) –‘It requires equal treatment in access to employment as well as private and public services, regardless of the protected characteristics of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, race, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation.’ (Wikipedia) As for it relating to nursing for the mentally disabled, ‘employers and service providers are under a duty to make reasonable adjustments to their workplaces to overcome barriers experienced by disabled people’ As well as the above there is also CRB checks and the Data Protection law, a CRB check just makes sure
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