Principles of Health and Social Care QCF L5

You are an expert in health and social care practice. You are often called to be an expert witness at conferences on behalf of health and social care settings. You have developed a thorough understanding of the values and principles that underpin the practice of all those who work in health and social care. This includes the 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 workplace, including strategies that can influence the performance of others. Task 1 LO1 (Link to Unit 4) (Up to 1000 words.) Your work in a residential home is in East London that is supported by a number of volunteers. As a staff member, your line manager has asked you to produce and deliver a brief report to the volunteers on the principles of health and social care which forms the basis for giving care and support within the setting. Use examples from the knowledge and experience gained from your workplace practice in Unit 4 (Personal and Professional Development) to support your answer to the question. The first section (1.1) of your report you must explain with examples how principles of support are applied to guarantee that individuals are cared for in health and social care practice. For example you could use examples such as dignity, choice, respecting diversity, privacy, independence etc. In the second section (1.2) of your report you must outline what are the procedure for protecting clients, patients, and colleagues from harm. For example in your outline you could focus on confidentiality. Again use examples from knowledge and experience gained from Unit 4 (Personal and Professional Development) workplace practice to support your answer. In the third section (1.3) of your report, you should analyse the advantage of using a person centred approach with users of health and social care services. Give some examples of how you used person centred approach with service users in health and social care using knowledge and experience gained from Unit 4 (Personal and Professional Development) workplace practice in health and social care: You could include in your analysis why it is important to support the preferences of the service user, why it is important to support service user’s rights and maintain their dignity and why it is important to support others to make informed choices about the services they need. In the final section (1.4) of your report, you must explain an ethical dilemmas and conflict with examples that may arise when providing care, support and protection to users of health and social care. For example, you could incorporate into your discussion concepts such as protection from risk of harm; rights of individuals to take risks etc. This can also be linked to your workplace practice experience. Task 2 Task 2: LO2 (Link to Unit 4) (Up to 700 words) The residential care home is to be visited by Care Quality Commission (CQC). In preparation for the visit your line manager has requested that you produce an information pack for staff on the application of standards, regulations, legislation and codes of practice in the setting. In the first section (2.1) of the information pack report you must explain the implementation of policies, legislation, regulations and codes of practice that are relevant to own work in health and social care. Here you must use examples from your own health and social care practice to support your answer. In the second section (2.2), you must explain how local policies and procedures can be developed in accordance with national and policy requirements. Relate your answers to your own workplace setting. Finally (2.3) you must evaluate the impact of policy, legislation, regulation and codes of practice on organisational policy and practice. Relate your answers to your own workplace setting Task 3 Task 3: LO3 (Up to 700 words) A national care magazine is offering a prize for an article on the application of theory to health and social care practice. Your manager has encouraged you to enter the competition. The competition states that in the article you must (3.1) explain the theories that underpin health and social care practice. For example you may want to explain theories of human growth and development; managing loss and change; managing stress and behaviour and relate this to users of your own health and social care workplace. In the article you must (3.2) analyse how social processes impact on users of health and social care services. For example, you could include in your analysis some examples of social processes leading to marginalisation, isolation and exclusion; the nature of health and social care services in a diverse society. Finally, in the article you must (3.3) evaluate the effectiveness of inter professional working. Give some example from your own workplace experience to show the effectiveness of inter-professional working Task 4 Task 4: LO4 (Link to Unit 4) (Up to 500 words) Produce a report on how you have contributed to the development and implementation of policy in your health and social care workplace. In the first section of your report you must (4.1) explain your own role, your own responsibilities, accountabilities and your duties in the context of working with those within and outside the health and social care workplace. Secondly, you must (4.2) evaluate your own contribution in your health and social care workplace practice to the development and implementation of health and social care organisational policy. Finally, in your report you must (4.3) make recommendations on how to develop your own contributions to meeting good practice requirements.

 

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