This course is split into manageable units. These are:
Unit 1: Understanding safeguarding in adult health and social care
This unit introduces the national and local responsibilities in safeguarding and protection from abuse. Those enrolled will study how to effectively recognise abuse and harm, as well as respond to possible cases of abuse or harm occurring within a health and social care environment.
Unit 2: Principles of dignity in adult health and social care practice
Learners will focus on dignity, self-worth and well-being and how these can be promoted through health and social care practice. Considering how the individual patient is impacted by health and social care services and how principles of dignity can be applied, this section will further understanding of how safeguarding can improve a person’s situation dramatically.
Unit 3: Understand duty of care in adult health and social care
This unit explores the meaning of duty of care, along with how it influences health and social care practice. Learners will develop knowledge on the dilemmas and conflicts relating to duty of care and the wide range of support and advice available for resolving such instances.
Unit 4: Understand dilemmas and public concerns in adult health and social care
Within this unit, learners will develop an understanding of the various dilemmas that can occur in adult health and social care, including ways of recognising dilemmas, how best to resolve them and the support available in doing so.
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