Student ID 60729
1.3 How the Health and Social Care practitioner contributes to inclusive practice.
Inclusive practice means the service must responsive to the needs of all users. This imply service will not discriminate against people or treat them unfairly on the basis of these difference.
The Health and Social Practitioner contributes to inclusive practice by having the Knowledge of individual belief, culture, values, needs and preference. This means that, people have their own belief it is important for health and social care practitioner to be aware of individual belief, culture, value and preference when organising events for people. For example, Muslims do not eat pork you will have to consider their dietary requirement. Muslim women would not attend group counselling where refreshment is served during Ramadan because they might be fasting.
However, the health and social care practitioner contributes to inclusive practice by promoting individual rights. Care worker must actively promote the right of individual in order to maintain quality practice. Rights are individual should be entitled to, confidentiality is their right. Choice of what to eat or drink, when to go to bed and get up and what activities they wish to join. Encouraging individual to make choice is all about promoting independence.
The health and social care practitioner also contribute to inclusive practice by valuing diversity to respect and value the culture and belief of other people. As a health and social care professional you will get to know people you work with and should not make assumption about them. You will be open to other people life experiences and difference and will value diversity.
Moreover, the health and social care practitioner contribute to inclusive practice by person centred practice making sure that people are truly listened to and are kept at the heart of all decision making. Person centred practice on what matter to the people being supported and their families.
The health and social care practitioner contribute to inclusive practice by allowing access to service. It is about making service easier to use for all people including the people with disabilities, blind, deaf and people with learning disability. As a health and social care professional you must be able to help your client that is disabled. The elderly people must have access service to buy meals on wheels to enable them to get hot meals every day. Meals on wheels is one of the most important forms of community support for the elderly in their own home.
The health and social care practitioner contribute to inclusive practice by providing information and advice where to go and have their needs met.
The health and social care practitioner contribute to practice by managing risk which is safeguarding aspect. Safeguarding Adult is about protecting those at risk of harm (vulnerable adults) from suffering abuse or neglect. It is the responsibility of Health and social care practitioner to help prevent abuse. This means providing good quality care and support that will put the individual at the centre of everything.
Health & Social Care level 2 BTEC Level 2 by Elizabeth Haworth/ Heather Higgins/Helen Hoyle Sian Lavers/ Carol Lewis
Health & Social care diploma by Fiona Collier Belinda Goode Published in London