Principles of Health and Social care practice






















 Unit 2:Principles of Health and Social care practice
   
 Unit code:Y/601/1566
 QCF level:5 
 Credit value:15 
    
  • Aim

The aim of this unit is to develop understanding of the values, theories and policies underpinning health and social care practice and the mechanisms that exist to promote good practice.
  • Unit abstract

This unit develops understanding of the values and principles that underpin the practice of all those who work in health and social care. Learners will consider 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 workforce, including strategies that can influence the performance of others.
  • Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this unit a learner will:
  • Understand the impact of policy, legislation, regulation, codes of practice and standards on organisation policy and practice

  • Understand the theories that underpin health and social care practice

  • Be able to contribute to the development and implementation of health and social care organisational policy.

PRINCIPLES OF HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE PRACTICE

Unit content
  • Understand how principles of support are implemented in health and social care practice

Principles of support: respecting individuality, rights, choice, privacy, independence, dignity, respect and partnership; equal opportunities; respecting diversity, different cultures and values; providing care, support and attention, eg for individuals, family, friends, carers, groups and communities

Confidentiality: importance of, limits of, policies about sharing information

Person-centred approach: supporting preferences, wishes and needs; supporting privacy and dignity; supporting others to make informed choices about the services they receive

Protection from risk of harm: assessing risk to self and others; right of individuals to take risks; informing relevant people about identified risks
  • Understand the impact of policy, legislation, regulation, codes of practice and standards on organisation policy and practice

Current policy: as relevant eg Every Child Matters, Rights to Action, Quality Protects, Children First; current policy guidance eg Procurement, working together to safeguard children: a guide to inter-agency working to safeguard and promote the welfare of children, Valuing People, Fulfilling the Promises

Current legislation: as relevant eg the Care Standards Act, 2000

Current regulations: as relevant eg Care Homes Regulations, 2001, The Care Homes (Wales) Regulations 2002

Current codes of practice: as relevant eg Code of Practice for Social Care Workers and Code of Practice for Employers of Social Care Workers, The Code: standards of conduct, performance and ethics for nurses and midwives

Impact of initiatives: changes to practice, development needs
  • Understand the theories that underpin health and social care practice

Explanations for the characteristics and circumstances of individuals: theories of human growth and development; managing loss and change; managing stress and behaviour

Social processes: leading to marginalisation, isolation and exclusion eg poverty, unemployment, poor health, disablement, lack of education and other sources of disadvantage; their impact on the demand for health and social care services

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Nature of health and social care services in a diverse society: concepts eg prejudice, inter-personal, institutional and structural discrimination, empowerment and anti-discriminatory practices

Inter-professional working: significance of partnership working eg social care, education, housing, health, income maintenance and criminal justice services







6BH023333 – Edexcel BTEC Levels 4 and 5 Higher Nationals specification in Health and Social Care 
– Issue 1 – May 2010 © Edexcel Limited 2010 
  

 

UNIT 2: PRINCIPLES OF HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE PRACTICE
  • Be able to contribute to the development and implementation of health and social care organisational policy

Considerations: supervision, roles and accountability; quality assurance systems; maintaining and upgrading knowledge and skills; support networks and professional registration; working with the regular

UNIT 2: PRINCIPLES OF HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE PRACTICE

Learning outcomes and assessment criteria

 




















































































































































































































































 Learning outcomesAssessment criteria for pass 
 On successful completion ofThe learner can: 
 this unit a learner will:   
      
 LO1 Understand how principles 1.1explain how principles of support are applied to ensure 
 of support are implemented  that individuals are cared for in health and social care 
 in health and social care  practice 
 practice 1.2outline the procedure for protecting clients, patients, 
    
    and colleagues from harm 
   1.3analyse the benefit of following a person-centred 
    approach with users of health and social care services 
   1.4explain ethical dilemmas and conflict that may arise 
    when providing care, support and protection to users of 
    health and social care services 
      
 LO2 Understand the impact of 2.1explain the implementation of policies, legislation, 
 policy, legislation, regulation,  regulations and codes of practice that are relevant to 
 codes of practice and  own work in health and social care 
 standards on organisation 2.2explain how local policies and procedures can be 
 policy and practice  
   developed in accordance with national and policy 
     
    requirements 
   2.3evaluate the impact of policy, legislation, regulation, and 
    codes of practice on organisational policy and practice 
     
 LO3 Understand the theories that 3.1explain the theories that underpin health and social care 
 underpin health and social  practice 
 care practice 3.2analyse how social processes impact on users of health 
    
    and social care services 
   3.3evaluate the effectiveness of inter-professional working 
     
 LO4 Be able to contribute to the 4.1explain own role, responsibilities, accountabilities and 
 development and  duties in the context of working with those within and 
 implementation of health  outside the health and social care workplace 
 and social care 4.2evaluate own contribution to the development and 
 organisational policy.  
   implementation of health and social care organisational 
     
    policy 
   4.3make recommendations to develop own contributions 
    to meeting good practice requirements.
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