Unit 2: Principles of Health and Social Care Practice

Unit 2:
Principles of Health and Social
Care Practice
Unit code:
Y/601/1566
QCF level:
5
Credit value:
15
• Aim
The
aim of this unit is to develop understanding of the values, theories and
policies underpinning health and social care practice and the mechanisms that
exist to promote good practice.
• Unit abstract
This
unit develops understanding of the values and principles that underpin the
practice of all those who work in health and social care. Learners will
consider theories and policies that underpin health and social care practice
and explore formal and informal mechanisms required to promote good practice by
individuals in the workforce, including strategies that can influence the
performance of others.
• Learning outcomes
On successful completion of this unit a
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
4 Beable to contribute to the development and implementation of health and socialcare organisational policy.

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Unit content

1 Understand
how principles of support are implemented in health and social care practice
Principles
of support: respecting individuality, rights, choice, privacy,
independence, dignity, respect and partnership; equal opportunities;
respecting diversity, different cultures and values; providing care, support
and attention, eg for individuals, family, friends, carers, groups and
communities
Confidentiality: importance of,
limits of, policies about sharing information
Person-centred approach:
supporting preferences, wishes and needs; supporting privacy and dignity;
supporting others to make informed choices about the services they receive
Protection from risk
of harm: assessing risk to self and others; right of individualsto take risks; informing relevant people about identified risks
2 Understand

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the impact of policy, legislation, regulation, codes of practice and standards
on organisation policy and practice
Current
policy: as relevant eg Every Child Matters, Rights to Action,
Quality Protects, Children First; current policy guidance eg
Procurement, working together to safeguard children: a guide to inter-agency
working to safeguard and promote the welfare of children, Valuing People,
Fulfilling the Promises
Current
legislation:
as relevant eg the Care Standards Act, 2000
Current regulations: as
relevant eg Care Homes Regulations, 2001, The Care Homes (Wales) Regulations
2002
Current
codes of practice: as relevant eg Code of Practice for Social
Care Workers and Code of Practice for Employers of Social Care Workers,
The Code: standards of conduct, performance and ethics for nurses and midwives
Impact
of initiatives:
changes to practice, development needs
3
Understand the theories that underpin health and social
care practice
Explanations for the
characteristics and circumstances of individuals:
theories of human growth and development; managing loss and change;
managing stress and behaviour
Social
processes: leading to marginalisation, isolation and exclusion eg
poverty, unemployment, poor health, disablement, lack of education and
other sources of disadvantage; their impact on the demand for health and social
care services
Nature of health and
social care services in a diverse society: concepts eg
prejudice, inter-personal, institutional and structural discrimination,empowerment and anti-discriminatory practices
Inter-professional
working: significance of partnership working eg social care,
education, housing, health, income maintenance and criminal justice
services

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Be able to contribute to the development
and implementation of health and social care organisational policy
Considerations:
supervision, roles and accountability; quality assurance systems; maintaining
and upgrading knowledge and skills; support networks and professional
registration; working with the regulators

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Learning outcomes and assessment criteria

Learning outcomes
Assessment criteria
for pass
On successful
completion of
The learner can:
this unit a learner
will:
LO1 Understand how
principles
1.1
explain how principles of support
are applied to ensure
of support are implemented
that individuals are cared for in
health and social care
in health and social care
practice
practice
1.2
outline the procedure for protecting
clients, patients,
and colleagues from harm
1.3
analyse the benefit of following a
person-centred
approach with users of health and
social care services
1.4
explain ethical dilemmas and
conflict that may arise
when providing care, support and
protection to users of
health and social care services
LO2 Understand the
impact of
2.1
explain the implementation of
policies, legislation,
policy,
legislation, regulation,
regulations and codes of practice
that are relevant to
codes of practice and
own work in health and social care
standards on organisation
2.2
explain how local policies and
procedures can be
policy and practice
developed in accordance with
national and policy
requirements
2.3
evaluate the impact of policy,
legislation, regulation, and
codes of practice on organisational
policy and practice
LO3
Understand the theories that
3.1
explain the theories that underpin
health and social care
underpin health and social
practice
care practice
3.2
analyse how social processes impact
on users of health
and social care services
3.3
evaluate the effectiveness of
inter-professional working
LO4 Be able to
contribute to the
4.1
explain own role, responsibilities,
accountabilities and
development and
duties in the context of working
with those within and
implementation of health
outside the health and social care
workplace
and social care
4.2
evaluate own contribution to the
development and
organisational policy.
implementation of health and social
care organisational
policy
4.3
make recommendations to develop own
contributions
to meeting good practice
requirements.

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Guidance

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This
unit links with and underpins many of the units directly connected with
practice and with managing activities, in particular:
• Unit
1: Communicating in Health and Social Care Organisations
• Unit
9: Empowering Users of Health and Social Care Services
• Unit
10: Safeguarding in Health and Social Care
• Unit
16: Understanding Specific Needs in Health and Social Care
• Unit
17: Community Development Work
• Unit
21: Supporting Significant Life Events
• Unit
22: Developing Counselling Skills for Health and Social Care
• Unit 28: Work-based
Experience.
This
unit also has links with the National Occupational Standards in Health and
Social Care. See Annexe B for mapping.
This
unit also has links with the National Occupational Standards in Leadership and
Management for Care Services. See Annexe C for mapping.
Essential
requirements
Tutors
must be appropriately qualified and experienced in the health and social care
sector to cover the principles and management aspect of this unit.
Learners
must be given time to develop their workplace experience, knowledge and
understanding before assessment of this unit. They will be expected to present
evidence based substantially on their work in health and social care.
Case
study material is essential, and can be provided by the tutor or based on
learners’ work situations.
Employer engagement
and vocational contexts
A
letter to employers which briefly outlines the learning outcomes of this unit
may be helpful to support the learner’s workplace learning needs.

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