5.2 Analyse the implications of assistive technology for maintaining confidentiality for the individual

Qualification: Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care
Unit: Advanced communication skills
Learning outcome: Understand the importance of confidentiality in interactions with individuals
Assessment criteria: 5.2 Analyse the implications of assistive technology for maintaining confidentiality for the individual

  • Assistive technology allows an individual to be more independent, so there is less need for their information tobe shared for care and support purposes
  • Assistive technology can empower individuals, giving them more choice and self-esteem – they are better able to communicate, provide consent and challenge anything they are unhappy with
  • Assistive technology that is connected to the Internet may be hacked or the individual may be tricked into giving private information to scammers

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