Nvq Level 3

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FLORENCE SMYTH 09TH MARCH 2015 HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE LEVEL THREE. Unit 3
ENABLE RIGHTS AND CHOICES OF INDIVIDUALS WITH DEMENTIA WHILST MINIMISING RISKS

1. UNDERSTAND KEY LEGISLATION AND AGREED WAYS OF WORKING THAT SUPPORT THE FULFILMENT OF RIGHTS AND CHOICES AND THE MINIMISING OF RISK OF HARM FOR AN INVIVIDUAL WITH DEMENTIA.

1.1 EXPLAIN THE IMPACT OF KEY LEGISLATION THAT RELATES TO FULFILMENT OF RIGHTS AND CHOICES AND THE MINIMISING OF RISK OF HARM FOR AN INDIVIDUAL WITH DEMENTIA.

The key legislations include , Human Rights Act 1998 , Mental Capacity Act 2005 , Adults and Incapacity Act 2000 , Mental Health Act 1995 , Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006 and Carers Equal Opportunities Act 2004.Each and every
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Each individual has the right to be treated with respect , dignity and compassion .They have the right to choose , and the right to refuse .If an individual refuses to get washed it is their right to refuse .Such happening will be documented .Letting them choose whether they want a shower or a bath , porridge or weetibix , TV or radio etc. It is good practice as you are allowing them to choose and giving them control of the situation .Not working in this way can cause the individual emotional and psychological harm to the individual and it could cause a detrimental effect on the reputation of the company or organisation employing you .It could lead to disciplinary action or dismissal.
An agreed way of working could be to protect the service users confidentiality .Care workers must keep information given to them confidential l.It is the responsibility of the care worker to handle information appropriately ,this applies to all information whether it is an opinion given verbally , social information financial or medical records . When any agreement is broken the trust between the service user and carer is lost and it could lead to disciplinary action.
It is in the best interest of the individual and the company / organisation to work taking all the key

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