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 ⇒ Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care ⇒ Level 3 Diploma Optional Units ⇒ Unit 401 Promote the physical health of individuals with mental health needs.

Unit 401 Promote the physical health of individuals with mental health needs.

This unit is one of the Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care Optional Units and has the following learning outcomes and assessment criteria:

  1. 1 Understand how to assess the physical health needs of individuals with mental health needs
    1. 1.1 Analyse how physical and mental health needs may be linked and may impact on one another
    2. 1.2 Describe needs-led assessment and person-centred planning in relation to assessing health needs
    3. 1.3 Describe legislation, policies and procedures that apply to the assessment process
  2. 2 Be able to carry out assessments of the physical health needs of individuals with mental health needs
    1. 2.1 Obtain valid consent
    2. 2.2 Carry out an assessment of an individuals’ physical health needs in line with agreed ways of working
    3. 2.3 Communicate accurate information in a way that is sensitive to the personal beliefs and preferences of the individual
    4. 2.4 Explain why it is important to conduct a holistic assessment
    5. 2.5 Identify where the outcomes of the assessment require further advice, investigation or referral
  3. 3 Be able to record the outcome of assessments
    1. 3.1 Record assessments in line with agreed ways of working
    2. 3.2 Discuss the content of the assessment records with the individual
    3. 3.3 Outline actions to take if the individual does not wish to share essential information with others
  4. 4 Be able to plan actions needed following physical health assessments
    1. 4.1 Plan actions to be taken in line with agreed ways of working
    2. 4.2 Identify the risks attached to various courses of action
  5. 5 Be able to make referrals
    1. 5.1 Obtain and record valid consent where referral is required
    2. 5.2 Make referrals in line with agreed ways of working
    3. 5.3 Describe why a referral may be refused
    4. 5.4 Outline the actions to be taken when a referral is refused

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