Care Support In Practice For Health Assistants

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Published: 2020
ISBN: 9781916019928
Care Support in Practice for Healthcare Assistants (published 2019) is an essential textbook for the Level 5 Care Support module, Level 5 Healthcare Support, Health Service Skills, Applied Social Studies, Community Studies, Nursing Studies (Pre-Nursing) and any course where healthcare is a component.

Presents a concise summary of the Irish Healthcare System from 1180 to present day, a clear introduction to the Health Service Executive (HSE) and the role of the Health Information Quality Authority (HIQA).

Clearly explains the role and responsibilities of a Health Care Assistant (HCA), who the HCA reports to, the Multidisciplinary team (MDT) and all relevant up-to-date employment legislation and entitlements.

Explains the process of communication, how it improves client and MDT relationships, and how it can assist in dealing with challenging situations.

Introduces 5 concepts that ensure delivery of high-quality care and discusses the issues of client confidentiality and care of client’s belongings.

Considers the client’s needs (physical, social, emotional & spiritual) throughout the lifespan and illustrates how to use the 12 Activities of Daily Living in care planning.

Highlights the benefits of personal growth and development planning for the HCA.

Introduces reflective practice as a means of thinking about and analysing working methods with the aim of continuous improvement for the sake of both the HCA and the client.