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.
Maria Victoria Elton Student No.: 10086919 February 20, 2018 R Reflective account Health and Safety in the Health and Social Care Workplace 3.1 Monitoring and reviewing is a key factor of maintaining health and safety standards in the workplace, this is also a mandate to comply with the Health and Safety Regulations 1992 (HSE, 2003) . This aim to reduce or prevent accidents and injuries, lower rates of malpractice by care staff and improved morale among the staff and for the team. The Heritage Healthcare health and safety policy is reviewed annually, or right after a serious health and safety cases and when imposed by the regulations to comply with the Health and Safety at Work Act (1974, pp. 2-4) . All of us working at Heritage Healthcare
Task 2 2.1 Explaining the implementation of policies e.g. confidentiality, every child matters; legislation- Care Act 2014, regulations by Care Quality Commission (CQC) and codes of practice that are relevant to Rachel finding a care home for her mother Current Policies e.g. Confidentiality and every child matters Act- the every child matters involves the health and social care workers ensuring that all the young people and children achieve the five outcomes that include being healthy, stay safe, to make positive contribution, enjoy and achieve the economic well being (Goodpaster and Nash, 2000). Confidentiality policy ensures that personal information is not accessed by the unauthorised persons. These policies will thus assure that Rachel his young person’s rights are respected and he mother’s confidential
Many people are supported in their homes by people who work along side the health and social care service such as social workers,nursers ,doctor and care givers or they may get support from their family members and friends. An elderly person may choose to stay in their own homes instead of a residential care home while seeking help and support from others,however this can lead to potential opportunities for abuse happening to the person who Is being looked after. When an individual is getting support at home by a carer, the individual being cared for is vulnerable and defenseless and therefor this makes them a target for abuse,another example is abuse by strangers,when an elderly person lives alone they are at risk of people calling at the door and then gaining access to their homes,they may steal items from them or mistreat them or cause intimidation. A person who is vulnerable and living alone are at risk of physical and sexual because there is no one there to stop this abuse from happening.
Nutrition is how food affects the health of the body. The body has to function and remain healthy by taking in macronutrients and micronutrients. Failure to do so leads to ill-health and disease. Everyone, throughout life requires the same nutrients but in differing quantities. The factors that determine how much we need are: age, gender, size, exercise and whether one is in good health or, perhaps, has a medical condition.
Due to the changing of society, it forced the switch from ideological thinking to progressive thinking to carry out an emphasis on society as a whole and on social groups. During the progressive movement, specific events like the New York Workers Compensation Act of 1910 influenced this change. Following that, the Triangle Shirtwaist Company fire raised awareness not only for gender discrimination, but also workplace conditions. Ives v. South Buffalo Railway Company addressed the situation between workers compensation and the dangers of the workplace concluding that workers should have some type of liability from the company to ensure safety which ultimately, was the whole purpose of the progressive era. Progressive thinking lead to a reform in work places, social groups, and government officials.
There are currently 107 residents in St Mary 's Drumcar healthcare facility. It also has many community based centres around the locality. St. Mary 's is part of Saint John of God Hospitaller Ministries. The Hospitaller Order of Saint John of God is an international Catholic organisation which has over 300 hospitals and centres which provide health and social care in 53 countries worldwide. As it is a Religious Order it is governed by its Constitutions and General Statues, and its world-wide leadership is the Prior General and his Council who are based in Rome, Italy.
Are met by professionals, because due to their illness they are experiencing changes and therefore the relevant staff will be able to help with the specific care that they need for their specific needs. This will help professionals to be able to support the client in the best possible way that will benefit them overall when receiving their care
Corporate Manslaughter is when a company is convicted for causing the death of someone by their actions and it was confirmed in Herald of Free Enterprise that a company can be held responsible for the acts committed. The common law test for imposing criminal responsibility on a company only arose where a person’s gross negligence actions or omission could be proved to be the cause of death. The person which it is referred are the people who manage the day to day running of the business or the ‘controlling mind’ of the corporation whose intentions and actions can be imputed to the company. Lord McKay opinionated the test of gross negligence in common law in (Adomako): “the ordinary principles of the law of negligence apply to ascertain whether
The NHS Community Care Act 1990, this legislation states that any one aged eighteen years or over is entitled to help or require a service from a local authority. Everyone has the right to have their needs assessed and the care that is being provided, should be tailored to meet an individual’s needs to enable them to live in their own homes. We know that Mary is an elderly lady who is very independent, however there has been a change in Mary’s circumstances and under this piece of legislation Mary is entitled to have her needs met whether it be through referral or a change in circumstance. Those involved in this assessment will be social work who will take the lead on the case, Mary and her family, doctors or nurses and carers. Under the Social
HSE- Health and Safety Executive • It is the body responsible for the encouragement, regulation and enforcement of workplace health, safety and welfare. • It exists as an independent regulatory act and is in the public interest to reduce work related death serious injury across Britain’s workplace. • Effects all employed in Britain from major injuries. •