We support 7 clients with in the household all with various levels of ability. We give person centered support to and each individual service user in order to help develop their independence skills in areas they may lack enabling them to carry out everyday tasks to the best of their abilities. We provide support in all areas of their life from personal care to accessing the community. Within our setting staff members are expected to work within a number of laws and legislations such as Disability Act 1989, Health and Safety 1974, Food Hygiene Regulations 2006 etc. The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 is the main piece of the health and safety legislation that all work places have to follow.
Veterinary practices, much like any other job, come with a number of risks. There are strict rules, regulations and guidelines that are involved when running and working in a veterinary environment in order to keep employers, their employees and their patients safe and healthy during their time at the practice. Within a veterinary practice you will be made aware of a number of laws and regulations which will be very important. The first of these is known as The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Act 2002 or more commonly known as COSHH. COSHH (2002) is a statutory law within the United Kingdom that states general requirements for employers to protect their employees from any hazardous substances they may come into contact with.
Task 2 7 / C.P6: Compare the influence of different health and safety laws or policies on health and social care practice in a selected setting There are several different health and safety laws and policies that vary between settings in health and social care aimed towards different legislations that must be followed, and have resulted in improvements in health and social care practice. It is important that these legislations are followed by service providers in order for them to promote safe practice and to fully understand their responsibilities under these legislations. Some of the legislations include the Health and Safety at Work Act etc 1974, the Data Protection Act 1998, the Care Act 2014, the Care Standards Act 2000 and the Equality Act 2010. The Health and Safety at Work Act etc 1974 aims to ensure the health, safety and welfare to all individuals in the workplace and reducing the risk of accidents, illness, injuries and malpractice. This can include the administration, handling, storage and record of dangerous substances and the training of staff in these areas as well as in handling safety equipment to ensure health and safety.
According to the Council (2012a), cultural safety is an important aspect of nursing practice that is required in the Council’s standards of professional behaviour. As each person is a unique individual with their own values, attitudes, beliefs, and preferences, respecting patients’ cultural needs and values are an indispensable standard in all health care settings (Richardson, 2010). This is especially the case for countries with many different ethnic immigrants, such as New Zealand. Under this principle, practising in a way that respects each health consumer’s identity and right to hold personal beliefs, values and goals is one of the applicable standards in this interaction (NCNZ, 2012a). This standard requires nurses to respect each individual’s age, ethnicity, culture, beliefs, gender, sexual orientation and/or disability in their nursing practice.
Professionalism in Nursing Name Institution Every professional body has structured standards and regulations which ensure proper service delivery and suitable dispute management policies. Nursing has a proud history in service delivery to the public, and patients expect nurses to provide ethical and safe medical care. In every state there is a registered body entrusted with creating, monitoring and implementing regulations to all members of the nursing community. Set standards are defined as an achievable level of performance that can be measured on the quality of service delivered. The main focus for the implementation of professional standards is to aid in promoting, guiding and directing professional practice.
Accreditation is a process of review that healthcare organizations voluntarily participate in to demonstrate the ability to meet predetermined criteria, and standards established by a nationally recognized professional accrediting agency. The purpose of accreditation is to validate the fact that a health care organization provides the highest quality of care to patients and, is in continuous compliance with nationally established standards of quality (Carman & Timsina, 2015). Accrediting organizations develop a fiduciary relationship with payer and provider organizations to ensure quality of service and care is maintained. National accreditation is regarded by stakeholders in the health care industry as a key benchmark in measuring quality
345-350). Other aspects of professionalism in the workplace include: showing up on time, following dress code, showing discipline and self-composure, providing care in a timely manner, respecting patient 's privacy and maintaining the safety of personal information. Moreover, collaborating with other health care providers to promote the best care possible to the patient, following code of ethics, seeking knowledge and skills to improve work performance, taking responsibility for own actions and helping to develop trust between patients and the healthcare team (Potter, Perry, Stockert, & Hall, 2011, pp. 210-215). All healthcare professionals should serve patients and the community by providing the best care possible in their scope of practice (Shohani & Zamanzadeh, 2017, pp.
Reflective Journal entry Unit 4 In today’s society, one of the primary objectives is to ensure that staffs working in the various department of the health sector have maximum protection, inclusive of the environment in which they live dwell and play. Therefore, adequate measures must be implemented to extenuated environmental and occupational hazards. The occupational and environmental health takes a multidisciplinary approach as it relates to the correct identification of diseases from exposure hazardous agents in the community of in the workplace. In the health care setting, there are the usages of various personal protective gears for example -Gloves when touching blood, body fluids, secretions, excretions, mucous membranes, non-intact
Public health is a type of science that works to promote health and quality of life by preventing and controlling disease, injury and disability The history of public health come all the way from centuries and has been recognized as having concern for the human health. It has been also recognized that the treatment of illness in individuals is different from public health’s focus which is the preventing and protecting the health of a population. (Scotia N, 2007). Public health history has a lot of importance to the communities as it has brought out a lot of achievements as follows: introduction of vaccines, motor vehicle safety, safe workplace, control of infectious diseases, reduced deaths from coronary heart diseases and stroke, safe and
Thus, public health approach is to deal with all the determinants of health which requires multi sectoral collaboration and inter disciplinary coordination. Health care includes medical care and care of the determinants of health (this collective approach will help to improve the health of the community).Public Health approach is a holistic approach which encompasses all elements required for healthy living. It controls disease through health promotion, specific protection and by restoration and rehabilitation. In addition, disease surveillance which informs about ongoing as well as emerging public health issues is a core public health function. Other important functions are developing partnerships, formulation of regulations/laws, planning/policies and Human Resource Development.