Unit 2 Health and Social

Unit 2

1.1 Describe the duties and responsibilites of own role.
My duties as a care worker involve giving clients personal care, such as assisting with washing, dressing, toileting requirements including catheter and convene care. Assisting with nutritional requirements such as meal planning/preparation/feeding, prompting/administering medication, shipping, cleaning. It is my responsibility to ensure that the client maintains an acceptable level of health and to promote the clients well-being. It is also my responsibility to ensure that all company policies and procedures are carried out and to maintain records for the service delivered, along with responsibility for ensuring that my training needs are kept up-to-date so that I am at the level of standards required to undertake my role. Finally, it is my duty and responsibility to treat clients with respect and dignity at all times.
1.2 Identify standards that influence the way adult social care job roles are carried out.
The standards which influences the way the work role is carried out are: Codes of Practice, minimum standards, Regulations, national occupational standards. Regulations are: Health and Safety at work Act 1974 Care Standards Act 2000 Manual Handling operations regulations NHS & Community Care Act Food Safety Act Management of Health and Safety at work.
1.3 Describe ways to ensure that personal attitudes or beliefs do not obstruct the quality of work.
Find out about individuals their history. Understanding the individual may challenge your own attitudes and values. Find out about their attitudes and beliefs ignorance can often be a barrier. Understanding may promote tolerance. Be professional at work. Even if you fundamentally disagree with another individual’s attitudes and beliefs, they have the right to hold them, the same right as you have.
2.1 Explain why reflecting on work activities is and important way to develop own knowledge and skills.
Reflection on your own work activities is...