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Unit 2 Principles of Health & Social Care Practice

Unit 2 Principles of Health & Social Care Practice

Learner’s Declaration: 

I declare that all the work submitted for this assignment is my own work or, in the case of group work, the work of myself and other members of the group in which I worked, and that no part of it has been copied from any source. 

I understand that if any part of the work submitted for this assignment is found to be plagiarised, none of the work submitted will be allowed to count towards the assessment of the assignment. 

Signature______________________________                                  Date________________

Learning Outcomes: 

On successful completion of this unit learner will : 

1.     Understand how principles of support are implemented in health and social care practice


2.     Understand the impact of policy, legislation, regulation, codes of practice and standards on organisation policy and practice


3.     Understand the theories that underpin health and social care practice.

Denis just arrived at a residential care home where you work, aged 92, after seven weeks in hospital. He collapsed at home with hypothermia, after living at home with no heating for over a week. When asked by the social worker, Denis reports not having money and his pension not going far. He has a severe urine infection and a badly infected foot. He cannot walk and his diabetes, infections, heart and renal conditions had left him very weak. Requiring nursing care, Denis feels isolated and alone after the passing of his wife 2 years ago. Sometimes he says he wishes he was dead. It has been noted by the support workers and doctors that Denis is suicidal and has a high tendency of self-harming due to frustration. 

What will be the desired outcome for this individual? 

Q1:   In order to ensure that Denis is cared for in the residential care home, explain how principles of support are applicable to his care. [AC1.1]  

Q2:   Analyse benefits of using a person centred approach for Denis. [AC1.3] 

Q3.   Analyse how social processes such as isolation and exclusion, marginalisation impact on users of health and social care services? [AC3.2] 


To achieve Merit M3- In case study 1, you need to show logical and coherent arguments on the importance of adhering to a person centred approach with service users are justified.

Task 2 – Case Study 2 

Mr Arthur is a senior member of staff whose job is to monitor and review health and safety at work. At the medication round in the evening, the night staff nurse realises a particular resident has not had his epilepsy-control drugs at all that day. This is the third time that this has happened while Mr Arthur was on duty. 

Q4:   Outline  the  procedures  for  protecting  clients,  patients,  and  colleagues  from  harm

Mrs Helen is a 20-year-old, pregnant, Black Hispanic female presented to the Emergency Department (ED) in critical condition following a single-vehicle car accident. She exhibited signs and symptoms of internal bleeding and was advised to have a blood transfusion and emergency surgery in an attempt to save her and the fetus. She refused to accept blood or blood products and rejected the surgery as well due to her religious belief as being a Jehovah Witness. 

Q5:   From this case study, explain your understanding of ethical dilemmas /conflict that has risen in providing care and supporting Mrs Helen. Ensure you comment on how health, safety and security maybe addressed. [AC 1.4] 

Q6. In the case study evaluate the effectiveness of interpersonal working and in other health and social care context. [AC3.3]

Higher Grading Descriptor 

To achieve Distinction D1- Self-criticism has been generate and justify your conclusions on ethical dilemmas and conflict that may arise when providing care, support and protection to users of health and social care services. 

To achieve Distinction D3- Self-evaluation has taken place in the understanding of working partnership in safeguarding of service users in health and social care.

Before you answer this question , obtain a copy of your workplace documents; policies, handbooks, manuals, regulations and procedures as well as a copy of General Social Care Code of Practice for care worker and National Minimum Standards For the Elderly/Adults or any relevant document. 

Write a report where you: 

Q6:   explain how you have implemented policies, legislation, regulations and codes of practice in significance to your own work in health and social care. [AC 2.1] 

Q7:   explain how local policies and procedures can be developed in accordance with national and policy requirements and evaluate the impact of these policies and procedures on organisational policy and practice [AC2.2] [ AC2.3]





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