Month: December 2017

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Show How Feedback From Others Has Developed Own Knowledge, Skills and Understanding

Much can be learned from getting feedback on your practice from others. This includes feedback from clients, colleagues, managers and other professionals. Asking for feedback from others is something is often avoided in workplace environments, but it shouldn’t as it can be invaluable. If I were doing something incorrectly, I would want this to be…

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Show How a Learning Activity Has Improved Knowledge, Skills and Understanding

It is important for a health and social care worker to proactively and continuously learn and develop and one of the ways that knowledge, skills and understanding can be improved is by partaking in learning activities. Learning Activities Learning activities cover a broad range of actions including: Formal training, either in-house with your organisation or…

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Explain Why Reflecting on Work Activities is an Important Way to Develop Knowledge, Skills and Practice

Reflective practice or self-reflection is an important skill for any health and social care worker to have. In fact, …reflective capacity is regarded by many as an essential characteristic for professional competence. Mann, K., Gordon, J. & MacLeod, A. Adv in Health Sci Educ (2009) 14: 595. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10459-007-9090-2 It involves looking back on something that…

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Explain two ways of helping other practitioners to understand the different systems used to record information in adult social care settings.

There are several ways of helping other practitioners to understand the different systems used to record information in adult care settings. You could explain the different systems to them or have them go on training to learn about them. Another method would be to have them shadow you when you are using the systems so…

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Explain two ways of helping other practitioners to understand the importance of handling information securely.

The importance of handling information securely can be conveyed to others by explaining the consequences of not protecting the personal data of others. This can include consequences to the individual such as social exclusion or fraud as well as consequences to the professional including disciplinary action, dismissal and legal action. Another method would be to…

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Explain how legal requirements and codes of practice affect the day to day work of a social care worker in relation to handling information.

Legal requirements and codes of practice ensure that social care workers handle information in the correct way and without breaking the law. This means that personal and sensitive data is stored securely and is only accessible by those that are authorised to do so. Social care workers may only share information if it is absolutely…

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Explain three different ways of promoting good health and safety practice in an adult social care setting.

Good health and safety practice can be promoted in an adult social care setting in many ways. Encouraging everybody (including service users, staff and visitors) to report any potential and actual hazards that they encounter promptly means that the environment can be made safer quicker. Explaining to everybody that is their responsibility to ensure that…

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