Mary Scott Health And Social Care Case Study

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In this essay I will be studying the case study involving the individuals Mary Scott (who is the service user), June Green and Judith Johnston (both are carers in this case study). I will be discussing key pieces of legislations which applies to these individuals and look into the rights, duties and responsibilities of each of these characters under the correspondent legislation. Mary Scott is an independent individual who still wishes to live within her family home. However after the death of her husband in the previous year her daughter June Green has noticed that her mother has trouble with certain aspects of day to day living which includes washing and dressing (herself) in the mornings and evenings, additionally she appears to be struggling…show more content…
(Adults with Incapacity, n.d.) (Notes, n.d.) The key piece of legislation I have selected that would benefit Mary the most would be the National Health Service and Community Care (Scotland) Act 1990, (NHS and Community Care (Scotland) Act 1990). Mary is still a very independent individual and as she does not wish to leave her home to potentially stay in a residential unit, she just needs additional support for living within her home. Under this piece of legislation this gives Mary access to an assessment of need and a risk assessment (if appropriate). When professionals carry out an assessment of need Mary could be able to access a number of organisations that will fulfil her needs both socially and physically and under this act all organisations must deliver their service in a co-ordinated way and work within partnership to ensure the best quality of care is being…show more content…
A service user deserves to be treated with dignity and respect and should never on any terms come into any danger or harm. Mary has a right to use the service and should never be discriminated against for having to use it especially from her carers. The service user also has the right to access their own personal information, also Mary’s mental health appears to be deteriorating so she has the right to be diagnosed or reviewed by a doctor and also to have a social worker appointed to her and other noticed guardianship, for example a power of
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