Professional practice in health and social care for adults or children and young people

This unit is part of the Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care and has the following learning outcomes and assessment criteria:

  1. Understand theories, values, principles and statutory frameworks that underpin practice within health and social care
    1. 1.1 Analyse theories that underpin own practice
    2. 1.2 Analyse how statutory frameworks underpin service provision
    3. 1.3 Analyse how values and principles underpin service provision
  2. Understand how duty of care contributes to safe practice
    1. 2.1 Explain what it means to have a ‘duty of care’
    2. 2.2 Analyse how duty of care contributes to: a. safeguarding of individuals, b. supporting individual’s rights and choices
  3. Understand how to address conflicts and dilemmas that may arise between an individual’s rights to choice and control and the duty of care
    1. 3.1 Explain why conflicts and dilemmas may arise between the duty of care and an individual’s rights
    2. 3.2 Explain how to manage risks associated with conflicts and dilemmas between an individual’s rights and the duty of care
    3. 3.3 Describe where to get support and advice about managing conflicts and dilemmas
  4. Be able to apply values, principles and statutory frameworks that underpin service provision in own area of work
    1. 4.1 Comply with statutory frameworks that underpin service provision
    2. 4.2 Apply values and principles that underpin service provision
    3. 4.3 Contribute to quality assurance processes to promote positive experiences for individuals using care services

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