THE ROLE OF PUBLIC HEALTH IN HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE
Task 1 (LO 1): Essay 800 words
Write an essay on the importance of partnership working in the efficient delivery of public health services. You must include the following into your discussion to demonstrate an understanding of the importance of multi-agency collaboration.
• Roles of various local, national, international, and voluntary organisations • Epidemiological considerations such as geographical distribution of health conditions and vulnerable groups
• Include examples of infectious and non-infectious diseases 1.1 Explain the roles of various local, national and International organisations in enhancing public health practice
1.2 Apply relevant concepts of epidemiology and public health in the context of health and social care
1.3 Review methods of dealing with infectious and non infectious diseases in health and social care settings.
Empowering Users of Health and Social Care Services
Task 1 LO1
(Up to 700 words.)
You are a manager in an East London health and social care organization that provides services for vulnerable people from diverse backgrounds. The local authority (LA) has asked you to provide a report and join their monthly staff meeting in which your contribution will be to provide a comprehensive report in order to pass their annual Quality Assurance (QA) inspection. In the meeting and for your report you will also focus and discuss issues and concerns surrounding complaints from family members about the quality of care, staffing issues, training, rights of service users, and promotion of service user’s dignity in your organisation. In your report you must discuss current legislations and sector standard skills that are relevant to promoting rights of their family members and to service users in general. In your report you should also discuss factors that promote and maximizes the rights of users of health and social care. Finally issues surrounding communication should also be addressed in the meeting and in your report. 1.1 Explain how current legislation and sector skills standards influence organisational policies and practices for promoting and maximising the rights of users of health and social care services.
1.2. Analyse factors that may affect the achievement of promoting and maximising the rights of users of health and social care services. 1.3 analyse how communication between care workers and individuals contribute to promoting and maximising the rights of users of health and social care services
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
TASK1 = LO1
You are a care worker in a health and social care setting. Your line manger has asked you to care for a service user with a form of infectious disease. You are very religious and have small children at home. You have reservations about taking care of this service user based on your values and cultural beliefs.
• Discuss personal values in health and social care settings and compare your own initial response based on your own personal values to the case scenario above.
• Assess how your own personal culture and experiences would influence the
support you would give to the service user in case scenario given above.
• Discuss how current legislations and policies and procedures in the workplace would affect the service user. In your
discussion you must include how it will impact on your own
personal values and beliefs.
You must take into consideration in your discussion how you would overcome tensions and conflict between your own personal values and those of e.g. users of service, workplace organizations, and other people with whom you work.