A care relationship is special and requires skill, trust and understanding. This essay will elaborate how the quality of that relationship affects the quality of the care given and the experiences felt in receiving care. These different relationships will depend on the type of care given, who the care is given by and what sort of previous existing relationship there was to begin with. For a good care relationship to work it needs to follow the 5 K101 principles of care practice which are 'support people in maximising their potential','support people in having a voice and being heard','respect people's beliefs and preferences','support people's rights to appropriate services' and 'respect people's privacy and right to confidentiality'.(K101,Unit 4,p.183). If all of these needs are met a far exceptional quality of relationship between the carer and care receiver will be achieved. In the case of Ann and Angus (K101,Unit 1,pp.14-19), this was an informal type of home care based on the previous and existing relationship between Ann and her step-father Angus. Liz Forbat (K101,Unit 1,p.27) interviewed 6 pairs of people involved in family care and believed that people became carer and cared for in the context of an existing relationship so the strengths and weakness of those relationships were played out in the care relationship. Ann had the right skills to make a successful care relationship with Angus as she loved and supported him and still allowed Angus to remain an individual and respected his beliefs and preferences. Though her own relationships with her other family members were under pressure and her own life had drastically changed. However, while Ann was caring for Angus she was crossing the normal boundaries of her previous... ... middle of paper ... ...10) K101 An introduction to health and social care, Unit 4, 'Developing Care Relationships', Milton Keynes, The Open University. The Open University (2010) K101 An introduction to health and social care, Unit 1, ‘Care: a family affair’, Milton Keynes, The Open University. The Open University (2010) K101 An introduction to health and social care, Unit 1, ‘Care: a family affair’, Milton Keynes, The Open University. The Open University (2010) K101 An introduction to health and social care, Unit 3, ‘Social Care In The Community’, Milton Keynes, The Open University. The Open University (2010) K101 An introduction to health and social care, Unit 3, ‘Social Care In The Community’, Milton Keynes, The Open University. The Open University (2010) K101 An introduction to health and social care, Unit 2, ‘Illness, Health and Care’, Milton Keynes, The Open University.
Another focus for change is that over the years the demand for home and community care over hospital care has continued to grow, as stated by the Queens nursing institute “Recent health policy points to the importance of improving and extending services to meet the health and care needs of an increasingly older population and provide services which may have previously been provided in hospital within community settings”.
Tonks, A. (1994). ‘Community Care: The First Year: Community care in Northern Ireland: a promising start’. British Medical Journal. 308 (1). Pages: 839.
For the case study one considered the overall working environment of the organisation, with a particular client situation to apply the case study arguments around. This client was experiencing a catastrophic reaction to an event. One applied an integrated person-centred approach which considered meeting their needs by listening to the issue, and working with the person, and their family, as well as care staff, Registered Nurses (RN’s) and the Director of Nursing (DON). In order to find a resolution and meet the client’s needs. As well as, adding to their care plan strategies to assist with future behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD). This particular situation fit perfectly within the two questions of; does the organisation prevent me from providing person-centred care, and do we have formal team meetings to discuss residents’ care.
West College Scotland [WCS] (2010). governmental influences, funding & the mixed economy of care [PDF] Available at West College Scotland, Education Care and Sciences, Health and Social Care Moodle Site; moodle2.reidkerr.ac.uk/mod/resource/view.php?id=9566
Jordan’s case was that he was moved away from his birth family at a young age and this meant he had no real or accurate information about them causing him to have no real sense of his identity. As he has been moved through different relationships with primary care givers it can lead to difficulty to sustain and feel that he has a secure base. (Unit 5, p 26-27). Using Bowlby’s ‘attachment theory’ this can cause restricted opportunities to form secure and reliable attachments
In this essay I will analyse the origins of Community Care and what benefits emerged when the NHS Community Care Act 1990 was established. Later on, I will explain and critically evaluate the effects of privatisation in social care and health.
Stretch, B; Whitehouse, M. (2010) Btec Level 3 Health & Social Care Book 2: Harlow, Essex, GBR:Pearson Education Ltd.
care is centred around the needs and preferences, of every resident. Inspired by the message of Christ, their mission is to serve all Australians in practical and tangible ways. The staff have a deep and powerful need to care for others and they understand that accepting care is an emotional
This article, by Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett, is from the comment session on The Guardian, published on Tuesday 27 August 2013. It is about why carers and care workers are treated so disgracefully. Rhiannon explores issues of shocking facts that care workers are served defectively and the government’s negligence. Rhiannon's central idea is to tell the readers about how she feels towards these themes and her concerns. At a deeper level, she gains the reader’s awareness about logical issues. This is a piece of analyzing and commenting style of writing; I want to see how effective it is in siding the reader towards the view of how badly the care workers are treated. My reason for choosing this article is because my parents are care workers, and they always tell me stories about how inadequate the others are to them and how they feel regretful about it. The title aroused my interest, as I wanted to know more about the treatment that most of the care workers receive.
Parker, J. and Bradley, G. (2003). Social Work Practice: Assessment, Planning, Intervention and Review. Exeter: Learning Matters Ltd.
Social work has existed in many different variations since the beginning of society. Initially, in the preindustrial society, minus a few exceptions, those who couldn’t cope on their own were the sole responsibility of family members. Upon the development of the industrial revolution in the Nineteenth Century, formal social work services emerged to enable society to cope with the major changes in the social system, due to modernity, urbanization, and industrialization. These services grew significantly and were reformed repeatedly throughout the rest of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries until the United Kingdom became a Welfare State, in which the state took on the responsibility to “protect the health and well-being of its citizens” (Oxford Dictionary, n.d.). Moreover, social work exists to serve the vulnerable people in the community including, the elderly, the youth, the mentally ill, the homeless, and the poor, along with many others. Although all vulnerable peoples are of equal importance in social works
This assignment is a personal reflection regarding my professional practice in a social work agency called The Good Neighbours’ Club (GNC) . The Club is located at 170 Jarvis Street in downtown Toronto. This is my first reflection log of my learning experience at the Good Neighbours’ Club.